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  • Writer's pictureAleka Bilan

International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day, I want to amplify the stories of how women have been affected by this pandemic, particularly BIPOC women and single mothers. These articles have caught my eye recently, elucidating the plight of working moms as Covid-19 passes the one year mark. (Full disclosure: I was interviewed for the first one). ‘Exhausted.’ A year into pandemic, working moms see help on horizon. - from The Christian Science Monitor

Neglecting Yourself Doesn’t Make You a Better Mother - from The New York Times

And my favorite special online section: THE PRIMAL SCREAM. America’s Mothers Are in Crisis: Is anyone listening to them? - also from The New York Times Like we saw with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice movements this past summer, the pandemic has cast light on inequities that have long historical roots around the world. The impact on women's mental health and economic welfare, particularly, will cast long shadows in the future. How are you supporting the working moms, single moms and BIPOC women in your life?

How are you using your voice to advocate for them in your school or workplace?

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