Katherine Goldstein the creator and host of The Double Shift.
Right now, all many mothers can think about is just wanting a break from the unrelenting domestic work that last year has heaped on us. In this special Mother’s Day episode, Katherine and Angela explore some fascinating, little-known history that has led our society to expect that mothers’ care work should be a largely uncompensated “labor of love.” We’ll also explore some forgotten moments in the 20th century with journalist and author Sarah Jaffe that gives vital context to how today’s society came to vastly undervalued caregiving. Then, taking inspiration from Black activists like Johnnie Tillmon and Angela Davis, Katherine and Angela lay out why we are at a pivotal moment for meaningful change and share some hopeful visions for a world where mothers’ invisible labor is collectivized, seen and valued.  Resources: Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone by Sarah Jaffe Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis  The Invisible Labor Calculator, created by Amy Westervelt, author of “Forget ‘Having It All’: How America Messed Up Motherhood--and How to Fix It” Thanks: Check out the new podcast, Female Fallout and subscribe to Female Fallout on your favorite podcast listening app so you don’t miss new episodes. Want to gift a Double Shift Membership to a special mom in your life for Mother’s Day? Go to thedoubleshift.com/gifts. If you want to become a member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It's starts at $5/mo. You get WEEKLY episodes and an ad-free show. If you can pay yearly, that helps even more. If you become a member at $10 or $25 a month, we'll donate a membership to a listener who wants it and can't afford it right now.
Things may get better this year, but that doesn't erase what we've all gone through. In this episode we explore, how do we grieve during this time when so many have lost loved ones, and even more have experienced personal, professional, and emotional loss? And for mothers, is allowing ourselves to feel our feelings an act of political liberation? We talk to indigenous activist Andrea Landry on how to unwind some of our most backward ideas about motherhood that are rooted in colonialism and how we begin to heal, personally and collectively, from the traumas of the last year.   If you’d like to follow Andrea Landry and learn more about her work, go to Instagram @indigenousmotherhood or Twitter,  @andrealandry1. To become a member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It's starts at $5/mo. You get WEEKLY episodes and an ad-free show. If you can pay yearly, that helps even more. If you become a member at $10 or $25 a month, we'll donate a membership to a listener who wants it and can't afford it right now. Want to be a part of our membership community but can't afford it right now? email us askthedoubleshift@gmail.com and will hook you up as people donate. Want to gift a Double Shift Membership? Go tothedoubleshift.com/gifts. Thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/doubleshift. Gemmist: Give Gemmist a try and get 20% off a shampoo & conditioner subscription! Just visit Gemmist.com to get your personalized recommendation and enter SHIFT at checkout for 20% off and free 2-day shipping. 
After all that talk about other people's finances, Angela and Katherine open up about their own -- and what's uncomfortable for them to admit about being mothers, creatives... and business ladies. They discuss some unvarnished truths about the podcasting industry and running The Double Shift as a business, and also share about the complexities of being a mission-driven enterprise during a time of massive economic uncertainty. To become a member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It's starts at $5/mo. You get WEEKLY episodes and an ad-free show. If you can pay yearly, that helps even more. If you become a member at $10 or $25 a month, we'll donate a membership to a listener who wants it and can't afford it right now. Want to be a part of our membership community but can't afford it right now? email us askthedoubleshift@gmail.com and will hook you up as people donate. Want to gift a Double Shift Membership? Go tothedoubleshift.com/gifts.
When we think about what's happening to moms in America right now, it can feel like a series of anonymous statistics--not millions of life-altering stories. Angela and Katherine talk to a pregnant flight attendant in Indianapolis, a teacher and congressional candidate in Texas, and a performance venue host in New Orleans on what the last year has been like for them. We hear about what the pandemic has cost them -- in dollars, but also in other intangibles. All three women share how they are doing their best to hang on -- and find a new path forward. This episode is a collaboration with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and The Guardian. To read a print version of this story, go here. To become a member of The Double Shift, go to thedoubleshift.com/join. It starts at $5/mo. Thanks to our sponsor: Gemmist: Give Gemmist a try and get 20% off a shampoo & conditioner subscription! Just visit Gemmist.com to get your personalized recommendation and enter SHIFT at checkout for 20% off and free 2-day shipping.
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Creator Details

Location
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Episode Count
47
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
1 day, 4 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 338534