For centuries, domestic life has been understood as a death knell for creative endeavors, forcing both men and women to choose between the two. If nothing else, the sheer work of maintaining hearth and home leaves little time for creative pursuits, all but proving Virginia Woolf’s famous dictum that in order to write, one must have “money and a room of one’s own.” But must we really choose between cultivating our closest relationships and cultivating our gifting? Even more to the point, What do we lose when these parts of our lives are set in opposition to each other? Artist, educator, and mother Michelle Berg Radford joins CAPC staff writer Hannah Anderson to discuss the nexus of (and the conflict between) “domestica” and our other creative callings.

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Additional Reading:

Is Parenthood the Enemy of Creative Work?, NY Mag

Re-iterations by Michelle B. Radford

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