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How Carrie Maultsby-Lute balances the guilt of motherhood during COVID with leaning into her career

By Olga Rosales Salinas

This past year, I found myself Googling words like “resiliency,” “undaunted,” “gallant,” and “resolute.” I wasn’t planning on using them in a short story or poetry. Instead, I read about these themes to prop myself up when my generalized anxiety disorder peaked in the middle of a global pandemic and social unrest. I didn’t always handle 2020 well. However, in the middle of last year I looked around and saw some of my dear friends thriving, and I wondered, “How?” What pushes some of us forward in the middle of chaos?

As a writer, I decided to do the thing that writers do. I decided to interview the women in my life who gallantly took on 2020, defining resiliency all while undaunted in the spirit of the resolute who’ve come before them.

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