Published on April 25th, 2016 |
by Jessica Carew Kraft
MOTHERWHELMED Takes on the Passover Paradox
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.
Tags: Comics, emotional labor, holidays, Jessica Carew Kraft, Jewish culture, jewish mother, jewish rituals, judaism, motherwhelmed, passover
About the Author
Jessica Carew Kraft
Jessica Carew Kraft is a writer, artist, and naturalist. Her reporting on health, culture, and the environment has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, KQED, Christian Science Monitor, YOGA Magazine, ARTNews 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 www.writingkraft.com