Feminist Mantra Monday 40: Labor Less
Happy Labor Day, friends! This holiday celebrates the birth of the US labor movement which worked to do things like create an 8-hour work day and protect workers' rights to compensation and safe working conditions.
So today's feminist mantra is a little reminder to check in with the type/intensity/amount of labor you're doing lately. Are you working too much? Too little? Remember that labor isn't just your "job." Are you laboring for wealth? health? friends? family? What aspects of your life don't feel like work? How can you lean into those?
If at any point in your reflection something feels "too much," I want to share this zine by Marlee Grace that I've just begun digging into. As a lifelong high-achiever, her advice on how to not always be working hits home in the most fruitful way.
Hope you enjoy the holiday, friends. Be back next week with all the fall vibes!