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Idealizing Motherhood: The Sisterhood Podcast

Back in October, Allyson and Tiffany of “The Sisterhood Podcast” discussed my TEDx Ogden Talk entitled “The Costs of Idealizing Motherhood”on their show. Later, they were kind enough to have me on an episode to tell more about what inspired my talk.

I described growing up in a culture where men and women were expected to fulfill certain roles. I knew that I wanted to have a family and a professional career, but I had to work against cultural and religious norms to craft the kind of life where I could have both. Renegotiating household responsibilities, fighting through aspirational shame, and learning to create a partnership approach to marriage has been far from easy, but it’s allowed to me to have a life that is very satisfying both personally and professionally.

Listen to the audio above for the full interview!

For further reading, here are some articles references in this podcast:

  1. Resolving Aspirational Shame
  2. Creating A Partnership Family
  3. Sharing Household Responsibilities
  4. From Roles To Stewardships: Reframing Mormon Gender Roles


About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to KSL TV's Studio 5, and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available.

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