11. "I once heard my mom tell her friends that her daughter had “one of those modern jobs in front of a computer” and her friends just decided to agree and don’t ask any questions. Also, when she sees me doing something “not normal”, like volunteering, attending a protest or giving workshops, she assumes that is my work too.” -Nelly
13. “My father thinks that my job does not exist, to begin with. How do I work from home, sit in front of a computer every day, with people I have never met, populating Google docs together? In his words, "how do you manage a resource you cannot see?" We go down this road at least once a month, bless his heart. The one time I let him explain to people what I do for a living, they ended up thinking I do online writing, needless to say I now take the lead in explaining what my work entails.” - Wanjiru
12. "My dad thinks I *volunteer* for a charity that supports women's rights. He doesn't get that it is a paid position. Nor that it's not a charity. Feminism is never mentioned. But generally I just do something dodgy, and for free.” - Kinga
Here’s hoping all our families continue to let us do our jobs, as they try and figure out our livelihoods.
We hope this blast of joy brought a little lightheartedness to your day.
With love and laughter,
All of us at FRIDA