About the Author

Kathryn H. Ross is the author of memoir Black Was Not A Label (2019, Pronto) and poetry chapbook Count It All Loss (2021, GoldScriptCo). She writes and edits in Southern California and loves cats and naps. Read her prose, essays, and poetry at speakthewritelanguage.com.

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  1. “Rest will eventually come—it’s just a matter of how.”

    This whole article really is a mic drop for all of us pseudo Superwomen…

  2. I enjoyed reading this article. Previously I worked long hours and unexpectedly during covid was laid off from work. Now I see it as a blessing as it was time spent enjoying family and making memories with my sister. In November of 2020, she passed away of Covid.

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