Springboard for the Arts
Lenka Clayton, An Artist Residency in Motherhood/ February 17th 2015
photo: Lisa Marie Jakab
"Since 1860, in the afterglow of the Industrial Revolution and on the eve of the Civil War, the number of working mothers has risen 800 percent. For as long as women in contemporary Western society have been joining the workforce, working outside of the home, sharing the responsibilities of earning the household income, and in turn becoming career-minded themselves, they have had to navigate the challenges of being both a working woman and a mother – two separate social roles with their own unique set of expectations and assumptions, often at odds with one another."