Note to Self on WNYC: Very relevant stories about tackling the “work-life” balance

Taking the Lead Episode 1: The Pain Point – Note to Self – WNYC

Just heard episode 2 of this series on WNYC this morning

This is the first of a series of four stories of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have an idea (a tech idea) to help harried working mothers who still want to rise up in their professional ranks.

Being a working parent can take its toll. Between school lunches, conference calls, soccer practices, quarterly reviews, sleepovers, and PowerPoint presentations, many of you told us that maintaining your sanity, succeeding professionally, and being a present parent feels nearly impossible.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for ep 2 and some other relevant links!

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Stephanie Amis

There’s an officer in north little rock, Arkansas, that is making headlines around the world. I first heard about him over the weekend and decided to scroll through his instagram page to see what everyone was talking about. When I viewed the videos posted, I must say my heart melted at how invested and involved he was with those children. These children love him and look up to him. He is an example of how officers should engage in low income and minority neighborhoods. He is an example of truly serving and protecting his community.

His community trust him, they believe in him, they respect him. He invested his time and energy to get to know them and to interact with them. He didn’t just label them, like some officers, as people he needed to protect himself from. He took an oath and lived by it, to protect and serve the community he was assigned to patrol. His mission is really inspirational and shows there are some incredibly good cops in the world. I’ve been fortunate to encounter officers like him all my life. But I know everyone doesn’t and many people die at the hands of bad or fearful cops. I just wanted to shine some light on this officer and his efforts in inspiring change in to this world. Here are his Facebook and instagram pages.

Facebook: Officer Tommy Norman
IG: Tommy Norman (@tnorman23) • Instagram photos and videos

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Tommy Norman (@tnorman23) • Instagram photos and videos

110% committed to Making A Difference! 🌎👮🏽Inspiring the world! My ❤️ belongs to Rosalynd. Snapchat: missiongi…

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Podcast

Hello, All!!

The latest episode of my podcast deals with a lot of issues that are discussed in the media and//or in class. It’s predominantly about activism, but we talk about parents and I even reference a conversation we had during a lecture. Let me know what you think 🙂

Episode 20- Myth

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A couple of resources on Fatherhood

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Fatherhood Changes Men’s Views on Gender Roles—And Not for the Better

A Man Called Dad – Trailer from Scaled Fence Films on Vimeo.

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Protests

I’ve been reading about protests happening all over the city, people getting arrested in Times Square, actions in Harlem… If you come across anything that you think some of us might like to participate in, please share it (I’m not on Twitter, which is where I imagine a lot of announcements happen…). Here are a couple I’ve come across…

Back To The Streets For EricGarner #2YearsLater July 17

Justice for Sandra Bland and All Black Women Killed by Police July 13

 

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Some Links

 

 

Here are some links to articles, etc. related to our class last night. Enjoy!

A WOMAN’S PLACE Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?

American Pregnancy Association – Home Birth

‘The Feminist Housewife’ Is Such Bullshit

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

The Retro Wife Feminists who say they’re having it all—by choosing to stay home.

The SAHD Life

Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem?

Why Finland’s Newborns Sleep in Cardboard Cribs

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Freedom to Marry documentary shows just how love won / LGBTQ Nation

Here’s a film to keep an eye out for.

While The Freedom to Marry is not yet available for online streaming, it is making its way around different theaters and festivals. You can watch the full trailer below and learn more about the film here.

Freedom to Marry documentary shows just how love won / LGBTQ Nation

 

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