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The Parent Traps

Sat 10 Sep, 12pm

The pandemic threw into stark relief the pressures of parenthood today; from the balancing act of managing a career and parenting, to the costs of childcare, to how enduring inequalities in gender and class play out in the lives of families. Hear from Kurnai/Gunai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer Nayuka Gorrie, writer and academic Natalie Kon-yu (The Cost of Labour) and journalist Gina Rushton (The Most Important Job in the World) as they discuss with The Guardian’s Opinion Editor Bridie Jabour their own personal narratives of parenting and the competing forces that draw us towards and away from parenthood today.

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