It’s been years since I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. She doesn’t believe in it — if you ever meet her, she’ll happily tell you why. So for most of my life, I largely ignored it. These days, it’s about celebrating my friends who are moms and sending love to those for whom I know it’s a particularly challenging day. It’s also tied up in my own inner monologue about becoming a parent.
The questions around becoming a mom — when and how and why and all the things — are unavoidable as a woman. Literally any decision we make around our bodies, especially when and how or if we have children, feels like a minefield. I don’t have a solution, but I do want to make space for the conversations. Let’s keep talking about it well beyond this month.
Whether you are or aren’t a mom, want to be or don’t want to be, or just have no idea yet, let’s talk about it.
Let’s talk about how to make the workplace more parent-friendly. Let’s encourage entrepreneurship, work toward paid leave, break through the maternal wall, and build structures that allow women to thrive.
Let’s recognize the challenges that moms around the world and in our own city face every day. Today, we officially launch our partnership with La Casa De Las Madres. We are hosting their Living Room and every single day at The Assembly we accept donations for La Casa.
So let’s celebrate moms — yours, YOU, and the ones around you.
This Sunday, whether it’s complicated for you or as simple as a hug, we see you. So that’s what Mother’s Day is about for us. Come by for brunch and say cheers (virtual cheers totally count) to a woman in your life. That woman can totally be you or future you — no matter what she becomes.