We tend to think of this entire work life balance conversation as a distinctly American, or at least, a developed world issue. Regular readers already know that in my view, nothing could be further from the truth. When I stumbled across this video from the International Museum of Women, Mama’s Work project, you can imagine my joy! My great loves of global mother activism and the work life conversation coming together in one place.
What unfolds is the truly human, cross cultural impact of navigating motherhood and the broader issues of life. Eleven women from all over the world, including the USA, Kenya, Norway, Columbia and Nigeria have shared their stories. Insights into each of the Mamas and their experiences are rich and complex, filled with love and struggle and inspiration.
The MAMA’s Work project reaffirms my passionate conviction of our connectedness and our core synergy. Whilst this project is specifically focused on mothers, the applications are plainly there for fathers and non-parents. As we notice each other’s stories and act together, we will see the kind of wider policy and cultural supports that will help parents and non-parents alike to not just barely function, but thrive! All over the world.
You can also join the International Museum of Women in their partnership with Every Mother Counts to take action on maternal health here. Help mothers survive pregnancy and birth by adding your voice!