Feat No 26

I found it very difficult to find a title for this feat. Then again, the word “Feat” covers it.

I happened to read both of the following today and felt strongly that they apply to my life. I would like to take this opportunity and share them with you.

The first:

“In motherhood, one quite literally becomes a vessel—a role that often continues postpartum. The young family takes precedence, and ambition takes a back seat; a mother can become the net around her loved ones, their needs veiling her own. It is the natural exile of domestic life.”

This is an extract from an interview entitled “The Invisible Woman”, A conversation with Björk by Jessica Hopper on January 21, 2015 on Pitchfork (www.pitchfork.com – For the whole interview,  http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9582-the-invisible-woman-a-conversation-with-bjork/). I noticed this on Twitter via @MarianSteiner . 

The second:

“Hire women who have paused their career to have children. Just watch how talented and hungry they are” : . This was also found on Twitter via @Davos .

Thank you.



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6 thoughts on “Feat No 26

  1. dougpete January 25, 2015 at 11:51 Reply

    What an insightful post, Eugenia. I just shared that second quote with my daughter who is taking a pause.

    • Thank you very much, Doug! I haven’t met you and we haven’t communicated a lot but I feel as if I know you because of your connection with Vicky. Congratulations to your daughter and she should feel very proud of herself for taking a break for the sake of her family! It is just as important as being active at work, if not even more valuable!
      Wishing you a great Sunday and a super new week,
      P. S. Regards to your daughter!

  2. Marián Steiner January 25, 2015 at 14:09 Reply

    Yes, a beautiful post, Eugenia. The word serendipity comes to mind… It’s a special feeling when something as simple as sharing a fleeting tweet connects with someone else on a personal level, too. Thank you!

  3. klokanomil January 25, 2015 at 19:48 Reply

    As a (mostly) stay at home twin mum of toddlers who struggles daily with finding a balance between the part-time work I do (not just to pay the bills, but also to keep my toes in the TEFL world just long enough to satisfy my hunger), both of these quotes really resonated with me. Thank you for sharing them.

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