Resume Of A Stay At Home Mom
One in five American parents stay home after having children and I am one of the mothers who chose to be the stay-at-home-parent. In 2021 I received a copy of our tax returns in the mail and my occupation was written as “Houseperson”. Angered by that title and the emptiness I felt, I was fueled to create images that highlight the amount of work, skill, and dedication involved in the role of primary caregiver to my four children.
Using a tripod and remote, I documented my daily interactions with my family and these images became my series “Resume Of A Stay-At-Home Mom”. The images display ordinary moments that capture the solitude and sacrifice stay-at-home mothers experience and catalogue the myriad of skills used daily forcing people to re-evaluate their assumptions about the role. The process of choosing a title for each image that corresponds to a skill on a resume made me feel seen and valued in an often invisible and thankless role.