Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs – Mom Journey – Monday

Tabitha The challenges of being pregnant with a toddler, taking on The Women’s March, not loving the baby stage, how a child can make you more empathetic, when your career grows after a baby, quitting grad school after two weeks to be a better mother, including your child in social justice, what mixed race parents mean for a child’s identity, and prioritizing self-care to be better at work and a better mom. Designer Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, co-founder of Tabii Just (a zero waste line of womenswear clothing made in NYC), co-founder of Livari, and Youth Director of The Women’s March, shares her mom journey with hosts Stacy Igel and Michelle Park.

(Tabitha’s Instagram: @tabithastb)

In this episode:

  • How hard it is to be pregnant and have a toddler at the same time
  • How Tabitha got started in the Women’s March, and how it ended up being a bigger part of her life than she anticipated
  • Being part of organizing school walkouts nationally
  • The big role played by Tabitha’s very supportive husband
  • Tabitha’s three year-old son
  • Why Tabitha didn’t enjoy the baby stage as much, worried about her baby being very fragile
  • How her son helps her be more nurturing, empathetic
  • How Tabitha’s career and activities have actually grown since becoming a mom
  • Motherhood was very tough in beginning, and so she applied to grad school right away
  • When Tabitha realized she had to prioritize family, and left grad school after two weeks
  • Working from the hospital while son was still under care after birth
  • Incorporating her son into her work life
  • Living lives as a family centered around social justice, but not just talking about it at home
  • Tabitha on taking her son with her on some marches
  • The implictions of a mixed race parents and what it means for her child’s identity
  • How Tabitha realized that when she is taking good care of herself, she is able to be a better mom
  • Prioitizing self care, scheduling gym time as a meeting

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