Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Jessica Carew Kraft


MOTHERWHELMED Takes on the Passover Paradox

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Emotional labor from mothers is taken for granted, especially around family occasions when mothers are typically expected to do the majority of cleaning, cooking, preparing for guests and watching children while other family members socialize and enjoy time off. It’s time to reject this expectation, just like women have strategically rejected demands throughout history. Passover reminds us to seek our own liberation, whatever that may be.

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About the Author

Jessica Carew Kraft is a writer, artist, and naturalist. Her reporting on health, culture, and the environment has been published in The New York TimesThe AtlanticForbes, KQED, Christian Science MonitorYOGA MagazineARTNews and other publications. She will publish her first book, Wild Skills, in 2021with Seal Press. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her two daughters. See more at

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