This picture will make sense when you read the article. Also: we legit own this shirt. Yep. I feel like I spend more time these days trying to promote my stuff (and also figure out how to promote my stuff) than I do writing. It turns out there’s a lot of hustle involved in trying […]
The pressure to digitally share Every. Single. Moment. of our lives (or of our kids’ lives, because as mothers we’re required to define ourselves by our children) is symptomatic of a culture in which motherhood has become a competitive spectator sport, and in which we’re expected to constantly offer up our lives for the enjoyment and judgement of others. You know, to see whether we’re living up to the impossible standard that’s been laid out for us. And mostly to conclude that we aren’t.
“Look at her kick those legs! She’s going to be a dancer when she grows up!” It’s innocent enough, and I know it’s mostly just a way to make conversation, but it’s really starting to irk me. I think it has to do with the sexist assumptions embedded in these kinds of statements. “Dancer.” Not once has […]