20. Tired Of Being Tired

 
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Friends, it has not been a good week, if you are a woman.

I can’t even say that I’m surprised. The legislation that’s been passed in Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio (and being considered other places) is draconian, cruel and should be illegal. It is an example that freedom is not free, and that we’re all under assault. Yet part of me is also feeling a bit of smugness, because we’re in this position because so many white women voted against their own self-interests, especially in state-level races. Republicans across the country are emboldened to make The Handmaid’s Tale a reality, and it’s all because white people decided they were being left behind in the world. How sad and short-sighted of them.

I won’t rehash the countless articles, blog posts, and social media posts that outline just why these laws are so terrible. I will however, urge you to read this incredible Twitter thread from Design Mom, and to encourage you to do whatever you can to fight back, be it with your money, your time or your influence.

I’m tired yall. I’ve been tired for a long time. Many of us sounded the alarm years ago, but we were drowned out by the choruses of “but her emails” and “lock her up!” And so, here we are, and very soon America will be Gilead and we’ll all be Under His Eye. I hope yall are ready.

Things I Read This Week:

“Am I bad person?” Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to. (Vox)

Even Breadwinning Wives Don’t Get Equality at Home (The Atlantic)

I’m the Longest-Serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature, and I’m Switching Parties (The Atlantic)

Your Big Bank Sucks. It’s Time to Bail Yourself Out. (MEL Magazine)

The NYTimes Comments Section Breaks Out Into White Nonsense Over the Aperol Spritz (Pajiba)

The Supreme Court’s Worst Decision of My Tenure (The Atlantic)

A Teen Designed A Graduation Cap That Directs People To A List Of Students Killed In School Shootings (Buzzfeed)

Elizabeth Warren Deserves Your Undivided Attention (GQ)

our traditionally male company has an annual golf trip — but our new female employees don’t play (Ask A Manager)

Nearly a third of millennial moms are having postpartum sex before they feel ready (and that's not okay) (Motherly)

Other Stuff:

I made these carrot cake cupcakes this week and they are so unbelievably good. I’m not normally a carrot cake fan but I love these.

I absolutely love everything in this doula story - I had a doula for Josephine’s birth, and I can’t imagine getting through my 36 hour labor and c-section delivery without her. Every mama should have access to a doula.

This week I worked with two coaching clients! It was really awesome to connect with two separate people looking to make a career change, and put my expertise to practice. If you’re looking for some help in your career, I’m available for Career Mentoring as well as Ace the Interview Prep Sessions.

End your week on a high note with this video of Method Man

Let’s all get some self-care this weekend - take care of yourself and your people!