Megan K. Stack and Mary Crooks on women’s work
Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
When journalist Megan K. Stack was pregnant with her first child, she quit her job as a foreign correspondent to instead write books. She pictured herself pen in hand while the baby slept, but instead found herself traumatised by a difficult birth and the reality of life with a baby quite different from her expectations. Living abroad provided her with access to affordable domestic labour, and hiring a nanny gave her back the ability to work. But when Pooja, an Indian nanny, disappeared one night with no explanation, Stack was confronted by several truths: these women were not replaceable, and her life had become inextricably intertwined with theirs.
Women’s Work is her exploration of the work that is overwhelming done by women the world over, of motherhood and of privilege. Come along to hear Stack in conversation about her book, and the issues it raises, with Mary Crooks, the director of the Victorian Women’s Trust.
This event is free, but please book here.