The Angela Garbes appreciation edition. Plus the smell of Abercrombie and Fitch.
Any and all coverage of Angela Garbes’ beautiful new book, Essential Labor because Essential Labor is essential reading (sorry) for anyone who’s fed up by the institution of motherhood as a static ideal and anyone who wants to inhabit motherhood on their own terms. Read about it here, here, and here, and order Angela’s book here. You can also read my interview with Angela for The Cut here. Angela’s first book contributed to my feminist radicalization and this one validated my rage while also offering energizing hope that maybe our maternal labor can be revolutionary in our own lives despite and in spite of the structures and systems in place that continue to disempower mothers and caregivers.
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