Because of many issues surrounding caregiving, Elayne Clift compiled a collection of prose and poetry by 21 women caregivers that give testimony to what caretaking has meant for contemporary women. [Lead-in: 10:00 Sunday, July 23, UU North Chapel]
Women have always been caregivers. Whether looking after children, elders, family members or friends in small communities and urban settings with limited support systems, or acting as professional caregivers, they’ve been the primary providers of physical care and emotional support in many settings and circumstances. Today that remains true, and being the main caregiver may be more vital than ever.