Recently, I’ve been combing over all the great resources on the Cultural ReProducers website–a group of active cultural workers who are also parents.
An excerpt from their manifesto:
* Being a vital cultural creator and an engaged parent need not be mutually exclusive things. No one should feel they have to choose between having a successful career in the arts and having a family. This has been the case for too long.
* The art world, as it is currently structured, doesn’t know what to do with mothers. Or children. Or fathers actively raising their kids. This affects all of culture: the making, curating, reviewing, experiencing and feeling of it.
* Raising children to value and engage with art benefits them, us, and society as a whole. Creating culture with the perspectives that come from raising another human does, too.
You can read their full manifesto here.
My next goal: how to find folks like this in real life to connect with.