My story of non-reconciliation
This is a story about quitting: the story of a bad mother who had to put aside her career when she had her first daughter. The most normal thing in the world, right? Well, no, it’s neither normal nor fair, and in these pages, you will find out why.
Laura Baena Fernández begins with her own experience and delves into a reality that remains invisible even though it affects hundreds of thousands of women in our country: the ways being a mother penalizes them at work and in their personal lives. With the collaboration of her partner in the struggle, sociologist Maite Egoscozabal, and the voices of many women both anonymous and well-known, the author opens our eyes to our biases about motherhood, inviting us to reflect and react. She does this to effect a cultural revolution that breaks mothers’ silence about their experiences and generate a real social change.
Only by uncovering what women give up, apparently voluntarily but actually against their will, can we put an end to inequality and ensure that the legitimate demands this book puts forward become a reality of future generations.