Excellent essay. Thank you for writing it. Makes me feel enraged/sad but also very hopeful. So glad I found your newsletter, Sara!
Love the essay, and really resonated with the quote you shared from the 2020 piece you wrote. I've been doing some writing/ essays lately about motherhood, and how difficult it is in reality yet there's this expectation that it should just be natural and enjoyable, and what you said made so much click into place! By putting motherhood on a pedestal like that, we're cementing in white patriarchy so that it can take advantage of all the unpaid, underappreciated labor since motherhood is just supposed to be "natural" for us and full of warm fuzzies. Drives me bananas!! Anyway, all that to say thank you for writing this!
This essay turned me into a paid subscriber. Thank you, from my heart, for everything you said!