I contributed to an article written by Alisha Haridasani Gupta of the NY Times. She is a gender writer and has tackled some big topics in Women’s news lately–notably the restriction of abortion rights in many states.
The genesis of my contribution was a call for submissions from the National Women’s History Museum looking for “journals” or writing from women during the pandemic. They saw these years/this event as a point in time and history where women’s stories might be overlooked. As caregivers as well as ESSENTIAL workers most of us during lockdown have not been inactive. We’ve had to take on more responsibilities than ever.
In this piece are perspectives from an oncologist (just imagine dying during a plague–pretty much batting zero out of zero), a first-time mother–who had to enter a hospital for pre-clampsia and hold out until the birth of her child in total isolation. The portions of the collection, as well as my full contribution, are online at:
For now here is a link to the NY Times article–there is a paywall, though some people can sign on to read for free a few articles. Subscriptions are only $4 a month and can renew or cancel anytime.