5 Things I’ve Learned at SPA Day - Huffington Post

I wrote down my experiences from the last SPA day in this Huffington Post article:

Women never have it easy.

We’ve made huge strides over the years and are no longer viewed as mere objects of beauty destined for homemaking. (That is, unless you ask Donald Trump.) Today we are free to choose and pursue varied careers. And although we do so in a market that consistently pays us less than men, the very first bill that President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and in January of 2016 he announced further executive action on equal pay. More women than ever are elected to office, and Hillary Clinton is a viable contender for the 2016 election, making her the first woman with a fighting chance of becoming president of the United States.

But we’ve still got a long way to go. Especially when it comes to often-overlooked, unglamorous tasks, including the unpaid, thankless work involved in parenting, aiding aging parents, and other forms of caretaking.

And that’s why I created SPA Day.

Read the full article at the Huffington Post.