The Power of Caregiving (a Poem)

Since my life's work is advancing women and girls, I've declared myself exempt from the Women's Strike (kind of like the strike organizers will have to do because they'll actually be working their butts off today). But make no mistake: I'm in full solidarity. I'm wearing red to public appearances where I'll be speaking about the importance of women in leadership. I'm refraining from shopping. And I'm sharing this poem by my incredible mentee Raegan Sealy, a Fulbright Scholar earning her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. It draws attention to the value of unpaid household labor and the women who perform it—often under strenuous circumstances. Join me and spread her words as we celebrate International Women's Day.