Story Bank

Lara’s Story

Back in Australia…I had the first four months with my daughter at home.

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Jennifer’s Story

“…when my child is sick my partner and I have to argue about who’s going to take time off of our jobs to take care of him.”

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Loren’s Story

“I experienced poverty for the first time…for someone with an Ivy League education, someone with a lot of privilege…a lot of work experience, and is just struggling to stay afloat, I couldn’t imagine what is was like for other families…”

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Dani’s Story

I have a caretaker for my kids who also has kids and so asking her to spend more time away from her children just makes me uncomfortable.

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Jill’s Story

My twins came prematurely…and they were in the hospital for four weeks and I was supposed to be back at six [weeks].

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Cynthia’s Story

I wound up going on bed rest and using up all of my saved up vacation and sick leave before I even went on maternity leave…I wound up going 7 more months without income than I had planned on.

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Jennifer’s Story

…we figured out that if I didn’t get paid maternity leave we would not be able to afford to live in New York…

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Joseph’s Story

I sprained my ankle…I was limping around like Quasimodo across the dining room…

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Cinthya’s Story

[My son] had a seizure…I called my boss…He told me that he did not need me any longer.

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