The labor involved in providing care for dependents garnered media attention during the spring of 2020. In this first-person narrative, the author situates the dissolution of her childcare plans against the backdrop of a broader public devaluation of care industries and her private anxieties about the personal and professional costs of securing or providing care. Given its personal and public dimensions, childcare constitutes a focal point for the author's interrogations of her beliefs about power and control.
Donofrio, Theresa A.
"Misreadings and Misattributions: Care Labor and Control,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 6
, Article 16.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol6/iss1/16