I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly getting interrupted—as a woman, as a mother, as a worker, as a wife. I’m ready to do some interrupting of my own.

Let’s face it, there are lots of narratives out there that are in dire need of interrupting. Like that mothers should be martyrs. That women are naturally inclined toward emotional labor. That men are naturally inclined toward leadership. That work should require the better half of our waking hours. That CEOs are gods.

I could go on. I will go on, in fact. I'm committed to deconstructing the truths we hold dear, unlearning everything we’ve taught, and finding a better way forward. Also, I hope, laughing a bit along the way.

As a partner in an interracial marriage, a mother of three multiracial children, a co-owner of a worker-owned cooperative, and a human being with my own goals and fears, I stand at the four-way intersection of motherhood, work, race, and climate change.

Oh, also, if you need credentials, I’m an award-winning author of How Things Break and a former editor at National Geographic. On Medium, I've been featured in The Edition newsletter and published in GEN, Slackjaw, Human Parts, Index, Momentum, and ZORA.

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