It started with a simple request. A simple request from a formidable woman. Claire Zlobin, founder of Life With A Baby asked for some stories. A little blurb or two about why maternal mental health is important.
This simple request took a circuitous route. I considered writing about the road it traveled… the conversations about the origins of lying and Patricia Meyer’s TED Talk, the bravery of the #metoo campaign, the strength that comes from vulnerability, or even my own personal struggles of surviving the grief of my mother’s passing… all stops on the road that led to The Mask I Wore. While each stop was necessary in the journey, the women below are the destination.
These are the Masks They Wore