Owning the Woman in Career Woman
A rule of thumb for freelancing is that as important as it is to home work, it’s equally important to home make.
Especially when you have been ignoring your domestic duties for weeks because of “deadlines” or “menstruation” or “I feel like I’m setting feminism back 30 years when I’m excited that laundry detergent is on sale”.
Listen up, working womyn: it’s okay to clean! Most people would have a tough time concentrating on work knowing there’s a sink full of dirty dishes around the corner; plus, bonus, cleaning is a super productive way to procrastinate. And, if you live alone, you’re stupidly forced to clean up your own messes anyway. Might as well do it with agency!
My favourite domestic tricks include “sweeping” my hardwood floors with a pink Shop-Vac (so many layers to this product design!) and using my bike as a drying rack, because space. I even had a special gift of a clogged toilet. Shout outs to neighbours J & L for lending a plunger!
Had to throw on a laundry day outfit, so not necessarily looking my best… I’ll do better next week, promise!
Wearing graphic tee: Graeme Jack special, Gildan; pants: Happy Feet for La Senza, 2007 Christmas gift; socks: H&M; shoes: Grasshoppers; glasses: Warby Parker; vacuum: Shop-Vac, Amazon.ca; plunger: courtesy J&L; laundry: writer’s own