Single moms face some of the greatest parenthood challenges. Without the traditional family structure, social support, or financial help, this population of women is left not only doing it all, but also forging their own way in the world. This follow-up segment to episode 2 on hot moms features two intimate interviews with single mothers who are figuring out how to live authentically, shatter stereotypes, and push beyond the isolation they both feel.
Racquelle Perry, founder of women empowerment brand Moms Slay Too living in Arlington, Virginia
Sarah Kingsbury, writer and editor living in Fairfield, Iowa
Jennifer Haylett, Professor of Sociology at University of Iowa
“I chose to be a single mom. It's not something that happened to me, it’s the route I chose.”
- Racquelle Perry, founder of Moms Slay Too
“It's become really clear to me that this is the life I have and it's the only one I have, and I just want to live it in a way that feels really authentic and right for myself and for my kids.”
-Sarah Kingsbury, writer and editor
“Don't think about what anybody else has to say. They're not walking in your shoes, they're not sleeping in your bed at night, and they're not driving your car or taking care of your child.”
-Racquelle Perry, founder of Moms Slay Too
Thanks for listening to the third episode of Women and Radio, a podcast that explores how the beliefs we hold shape women’s lives.
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Hosted, Written, and Produced by: Donna Cleveland
Music: Meara Oberdieck, AudioBlocks
Graphic Design: Chosie Titus
Recording: Cody Olivas