If there’s one thing working moms know, it’s that life isn’t fair sometimes. Managing the job and the home can take an emotional toll on anyone, and FAIR PLAY aims to show how it impacts women, families, and society at large.
Emily A. Hay knows this first-hand because she was an active participant in the filming of the FAIR PLAY documentary. The film is based on the award-winning book by Eve Rodsky, which was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and in partnership with Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company.
Her work on the film was recently featured on WDIV-Local 4, in Detroit.
Watch her interview with Tati Amare here:
“‘Fair Play’ is a project that shines a light on the invisible labor in the home, which is historically held by women,” Emily explains during the interview. “Fair Play is based on the notion that all time is created equal. So my husband’s time isn’t more valuable to society, just because he is a man; it’s not more valuable than mine.”
Emily goes on to express how while she teaches work systems to women everyday through her proven 6-week training program, this project gave her a life system that allowed her to run her house without being the “she-fault” parent, and gave her hope.
While at first, Emily thought the cameras would be intrusive, she and her husband were committed to making a change in their family’s lives and went into the process with curiosity versus fear. Eventually, she said the crew felt like family.
After going through the project, Emily says she learned two major things: 1) taking on everything yourself isn’t something to be proud of and 2) change takes time.
Initially, she thought she would see this drastic change from beginning to end like you do typically on TV, but it was more complex than that. Instead, she says she realized that “with real awareness comes change.”
Emily hopes all who watch the documentary will come away with the understanding that if families share the responsibilities of work and home, everybody — including our children — win.
Check out the interview in its entirety at this link.
Where To Watch FAIR PLAY
Viewers are invited to watch FAIR PLAY on Gravitas Movies, Vudu Movie & TV Store, VUDU, ROW8, Prime Video, Apple TV or on a Roku device.