When pandemonium hits, caregivers unite!
When families have to hunker down and stay put with their kids out of school, community contacts are restricted, and the workplace is disrupted, we must do everything within our power to stay positive.
When healthcare concerns trump everyday freedoms, each of us must look to the future and how we can make things better.
When Kimberly Seals writes an article for a widely-read publication about the often difficult and unpaid labor of caregivers, I pay attention.
Her recent article for #WomensHistoryMonth is online at the #WashingtonPost here.
I feel grateful to have contributed to this piece.
I feel grateful to you for reading it.
I feel grateful to live in her world (and yours).
I feel grateful to #teach #MotherStudies.
While you are spending more time social distancing, may you and your loved ones have food, may you and your loved ones have shelter, may you and your loved ones be well, may you keep the light of love inside you.
With Great Affection,
Martha Joy Rose
Get woke. Or, at least, well read: For your personal reading list, or if you’re in a book club, Rose suggests including titles that examine motherhood in a historical, racial or cultural context. She specifically recommends “Motherhood and Feminism” by Amber Kinser; “Reproducing Race” by Khiara M. Bridges; “Black Feminist Thought” by Patricia Hill Collins; and “The Price of Motherhood” by Crittenden. Take a six-week class with the Museum of Motherhood, or attend an online event this month. KSA