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F*ck Mom Guilt with The Double Shift Oakland Event

  • Sphere Café 1212 Broadway Oakland United States (map)

F*ck Mom Guilt is the feminist conversation about motherhood you’ve been dying to have.


Conversation curated by Katherine Goldstein, host of The Double Shift

Co-presented with Sphere and Inflection Point

F*ck Mom Guilt is the feminist conversation about motherhood you’ve been dying to have. Part discussion, part listening party, part fun night out, Our all-star panel lineup will discuss ways we can all challenge how society sees mothers and how we see ourselves. At this event we’ll hear some little known history of motherhood in America, we’ll unpack the mental load, and dive into how race, class, and social expectations create complex challenges in motherhood. Join The Double Shift podcast for an exhilarating evening! 

Panelists include:

Mia Birdsong is a community curator, and storyteller, and author of the upcoming book, How We Show Up, which is about how we make family and community. In her work on guaranteed income as Senior Fellow of the Economic Security Project, she taps into the voices and visions of low-income people to re-imagine the American social contract. Mia was an inaugural Ascend Fellow and a New American California Fellow.

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a novel, A River of Stars, and a short story collection, Deceit, and Other Possibilities.  For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. A Bay Area native, she works and teaches at the Writers Grotto in San Francisco.

Amy Westervelt is a journalist and the founder of the Critical Frequency Podcast network, and the creator and host of Drilled -- the first-ever true-crime style podcast to examine the creation of climate denial. She is the author of Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It. 

Katherine Goldstein is the creator and host of The Double Shift podcast, an award-winning journalist and 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. 

We are delighted to announce that Alta, a family run winery, will be providing their handcrafted Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc wines, and Lunch-In will provide a variety of scrumptious appetizers for our evening.



Mia: @bbcityfarm

Vanessa: @mononoke97

Amy: @amywestervelt

Katherine: @thedoubleshft

Earlier Event: August 14
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Later Event: August 28
Reiki Pop-Up