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Women continue to be responsible for most of the visible and invisible workload of the home. Although we are working toward equal division of labour, generally, the primary responsibility falls on women to organize, manage, produce and perform .

Family holidays come up Often in session and new Moms in particular can struggle with the overwhelming physical, emotional, and social demands of the day.
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In session, in anticipating Thanksgiving with anxiety, we often look at reducing expectations for the self, practicing gentle delegation whenever possible, taking time away to regulate your nervous system, and reflecting on boundaries, preparing brief scripts for anxiety provoking situations, e.g. baby holding, the topic of breast or bottle, coming up again, with the mother/mother-in-law/nurse/uncle/ or other well-meaning or pushy guest, etc. 😉
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Holiday long weekends can host very overwhelming feelings and triggers for many reasons. If you feel in crisis or distress, in Edmonton, call the Crisis and Distress line at 780.482.4357
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#Yeg #YegMoms #YegMentalHealth
#Thanksgiving
#ThanksgivingDinner
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#NewMom #HeavyLifting #InvisibleLabour #InvisibleLabor #UseSelfCompassion #Rest #Boundaries #Gentle #EasyDoesIt
24/7 Crisis and Distress Line in #Edmonton: 780.482.4357

Image Repost @research4moms

#ArtistMotherStudio: project organizer @hughesbraden and residency participant @leahleww taking care of tiny baby Kiko while mom Anne Smith gets some work done #artistmoms #caregivingasarevolutionarypractice #futuregeneration #itwontalwaysbethisway #artistresidency #invisiblelabor #drivenbyartists #wagecertified 📸: @anne.c.smith

🌴 So excited to be speaking at BullCon18 in Palm Springs, CA TOMORROW! • • • ✊🏽 I’ll be teaching fierce feminist attendees all about Emotional Labor + how we can learn to stop doing #AllTheThings so we can focus on building our careers and enjoying some (much needed) downtime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ Check out my interview here: http://bit.ly/2NcHwZU
________________________ #BullCon18 #feministfounder #getbullish #thefutureisfemale #PalmSprings #bullcon2018 #emotionallabor #feminist #likeaboss #feminism #powerwomen #mentalload #equalhousehold #invisiblelabor #powerwoman #secondshift #smashthepatriarchy #careeradvice #patriarchy #sharedhousework

Ready for my last public critique and first display of all textile based work! #thesis #wip #textiles #MFA #domestic #modernmaker #womenswork #invisiblelabor #domesticlabor#emotionallabor

Ready for my last public critique and first display of all textile based work! #thesis #wip #textiles #MFA #domestic #modernmaker #womenswork #invisiblelabor #domesticlabor#emotionallabor

I’m gonna drag painting this mother out as long as possible so I have an excuse to hang around, sniff baby heads, and bask in the powerful energy of all of the incredible women doing things and making work @wpadc right now. Thank you thank you thank you thank you. .
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#punintended #improvisedmural #wip #blobs #acreativedc #artistmotherstudio #itwontalwaysbethisway #nuturingtheworldtocome #invisiblelabor #extendedpractice #artmomproject #procreateproject #artistresidencyinmotherhood #paywomen #paymothers

I’m running this program #artistmotherstudio and it’s sort of tangential to my work and integral at the same time. I’m overwhelmed with emotions about it, can’t really articulate em. I want to speak comprehensively about what it means to me, to other caregivers, to society, but I can’t right now. I’ll just explain what this photo is and continue on, hoping for a moment soon to collect my thoughts. I wanted to paint “signage” about the project/something so we don’t just have white walls when you enter @wpadc (which is housing 3 studios and a childcare space for AMS for the next 2 months). Alex has been working all day (at 2 of his 4 jobs), so it’s me n Q. If not for the baby-proofed safe space to play I would’ve had to stay home and not get started on this painting. I would’ve been stressed and resentful and discouraged. Even though I’m not participating as an Artist-in-Residence this cycle of #AMS I am benefiting from the generosity of WPA’s staff and how they are all whole-heartedly supporting artist-caregivers and their children. In addition to supporting the program administratively and financially, they have scrunched themselves and their desks in a corner so that we may have space. Oh great now I’m weeping. .
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#itwontalwaysbethisway #wip #blobs #extendedpractice #acreativedc #artmomproject #invisiblelabor

About last night, more photos by @sophiachizuco from my performance Lost Parts as part of Theater of the Mundane, solo installation @chashama space to present at 273 Bleecker st NYC thank you to all the wonderful artists who performed with me and activated the installation @alisonpirie @namesaregone @katiehector @christine_cimpian #performance #installation #sculpture #video #painting #invisiblelabor #femalelabor #performfemininity #benice #feminist #cleanitup #takingcare #payme

Today has been one of those days where it’s really hitting me just how lucky I am to be living this amazing life as an author and a mother and a woman who has found her calling. Over the past few days I have received notes of gratitude for my work, but honestly, it’s me who should feel thankful. Giving a voice to other women is a privilege. Getting to research and gain deeper understanding of humanity is a gift. So thank YOU, for providing the opportunity for me to do this work. For your support and encouragement and tireless engagement with the issue of emotional labor. You make this work worthwhile.
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📷 @erinnicolee95 .
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#emotionallabor #fedup #fedupbook #harperone #harpercollins #invisiblelabor #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #gratitude #gratefulheart #writersofinstagram #localauthor #homemeansnevada #authorphoto

P O S T () P A R T U M thoughts:
I’m freshly out of my fourth trimester and feeling this Venus of Willendorf hard. I have been having possibly one of the most transformational times of my life and reflecting on being a woman at the onset of midlife.

The scale of invisible work.
Have we as women been doing this invisibly since this statue was carved?

Or is there truly another way for emotional, mothering and home-making labor to be fully seen, recognized for the revolutionary work it is and valued in such a way?

What really is mother energy? Because I’m pretty sure that birthing a child does not always bring you into the stage of life where you are FULLY embodyjng mother energy. I think I was a ‘maiden mother’ to an extent with my first and it has taken my second child for me to embody my version of it within my relationship to my self.
Its so easy to glamorize youth and maidenhood, not so easy for motherhood.
There’s an entire spiritual guidance/healer industry profitting off this in the world. And its mostly being carried out by women in maiden energy wanting to try and integrate mother energy for themselves.

The ‘heal the world’ heroic ego trip.

I wish this weren’t so, its so damaging to all involved. Its why I had to step away from being a ‘healer’. My soul was having none of it. “A young protagonist uses the power of healing to win treasure and true love. To youth, healing is one more way of making it in the world. Healing is subordinated to heroism. In midlife men and women do not abuse the power to heal. Healing is not a means to power and glory, but a way of coping with traumas and tragedies.” (Allan Chinen)

I read this passage the other day and was like, wow! That took me three years to process and I could have just read this page 🤣

#postpartumthoughts #motherhood #invisiblelabor

The art work that @sarahirvinart is creating about breastfeeding and motherhood is so real. It’s beautiful, but you can see how much work mamas do to care for their children. #Repost @sarahirvinart with @get_repost
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I kept track of every time I breastfed my daughter. Now I'm turning those records into a book. These are the first of 2,500 pages that will contain the data.
Printed in the new letterpress studio @visartsrva!
#platenpress #visartsrva #lettrapaper #thiswilltakeawhile #breastfeeding #breastfeedingart #artistresidencyinmotherhood #timesheet #lactator #form #8monthsofbreastfeeding #food #eating #foodways #foodsystems #2500pages #infantfeedinglog #rightbreast #leftbreast #staytuned #breasts #nursing #nursingbra #feedinglog #carework #caretaking #invisiblelabor #thisdoesntcountpumping
Special thanks to @jordaneroeder!

Biennale’s domestic work #octobersalon #invisiblelabor #whokeepsthewhitecubewhite ~ Romuald Hazoumè [last 📷]

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