Ep. 372: Surprise! The Workforce is Still Unfair to Moms with Audrey Goodson Kingo

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Biz is joined by Deputy Editor of Working Mother, Audrey Goodson Kingo. We review the statistics on what the pandemic has done to working parents, specifically working mothers. It's not looking great for women in the workforce, but there is some good news about equity in the home. We are reminded that making choices is really hard right now and that everyone is doing their best. Plus, Theresa stops by for a genius and fail!

Follow Audrey on Twitter @AudreyNGoodson and on Instagram at mamainchief. You can read all her pieces on Working Mother at Workingmother.com/authors/audrey-goodson-kingo. Here is a list of articles that we talked about on the show:

https://www.workingmother.com/best-ways-family-friendly-companies-backup-childcare-during-covid

https://www.workingmother.com/millennial-moms-without-childcare-3-times-more-likely-than-dads-to-stop-working

https://www.workingmother.com/clusterbomb-catastrophe-disaster-experts-predict-fall-with-grim-consequences-for-working-moms

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Mental Health Resources:

Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com

Dr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her website

BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website.

Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.

USA text 741741

Canada text 686868

UK text 85258

Website: https://www.crisistextline.org

National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

https://www.rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

https://www.thehotline.org/help/

Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.

Teletherapy Search:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling

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