Are you the default for every household and domestic task for your family? If yes, you are SO. Not. Alone. I’m thrilled to have led an interactive evening for more than 100 metro Detroit women that attended a Mom’s Night Out event hosted by Hay There Social Media, aimed at exploring the timely issue of reclaiming time in their lives. The event brought women from all over together for a night of productive discussion and solidarity. The evening was planned by Kelli Robinson of Social Light Detroit.
The event included a screening of the new documentary, FAIR PLAY, based on the New York Times bestseller by Eve Rodsky. The film was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and produced in partnership with Hello Sunshine. This screening was particularly personal since my husband and I shared our story to find better balance in the domestic labor in our home in the documentary.
The film, FAIR PLAY, raises a crucial question that is more relevant now than ever before: “How can I reclaim some of my own time while maintaining—and even thriving—in the other aspects of my busy life?” Author Eve Rodsky has stressed that “For women to be able to step into their power in the world, men have to step into their power at home.”
After the film screening, the audience engaged in a conversation about the film that I had the privilege to lead, and shared their challenges while I focused on sharing actionable takeaways. Women in the audience shared their own struggles of finding “balance” at home, and learned from each other steps that can be taken to equalize our time and responsibilities in the home. (A systemic issue millions of partners with children face.)
During the event, women also learned about the Work + Life Integration system that Hay There Social Media teaches women to tap into as freelance social media professionals. The system is designed to help women be able to achieve the “3 Fs” of flexibility, fulfillment and financial independence, as Ali Spitzer and I described in our article for Fast Company.
The Mom’s Night Out event hosted by Hay There Social Media event was a testament to the power of community and the importance of women supporting each other in their journey towards living the lives they want to as moms, wives, professionals; as themselves. With Kelli Robinson’s eye for details, the event also provided incredible ambiance, visuals and energy for attendees.
By sharing their own struggles and learning from each other, the women in attendance left the event with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to supporting each other in their journey towards achieving true balance and equality in all aspects of their lives.
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