Episode 1

Mothers at Work Episode 1
**Please note the content warning below

Special Edition: Mothers at Work

In the special edition series of the Podcast, we will address relevant topics for our community.

In this four part series, we will talk about Mothers at Work.  We will have input from Sasha Tulgan, Carolyn Hubbard, and Lakshmi Clark-McClendon who will be telling us about their journey through motherhood while still being a full time workers.

In this first episode, Edgar sits down with Sasha and Carolyn to discuss their experiences with IVF, treatment, miscarriages and pregnancy.

The goal of this edition is to learn how, as co-workers, we can be more supportive of our peers while they go through a variety of experiences that we are not always aware of. These are amazing stories of resilience, commitment and love.

Content Warning & Support

We acknowledge that each of us brings to our work our own unique life experiences. Our experiences may shape our responses to various types of information. In this topic, we will be talking about some difficult concepts, miscarriages as one of them, which may be intellectually or emotionally challenging, and can manifest in feelings of anxiety and discomfort. If you have difficulty with the material and need additional support, I encourage you to come talk to me or your friends or family. If you are a trauma survivor and encounter a topic in our episodes that is triggering for you, you may feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to concentrate. If those feelings occur, I encourage you to take the necessary steps for your emotional safety. This may include pausing the episode (or leaving an event) while the topic is discussed or locating an appropriate professional to help. Please know that the following supports are available at any time.

CAMHS Cares line 617-495-2042 is a 24/7 support line available

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

KGA Life Services, Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program, 1-877-327-4278; info@kgreer.com

The goal of this podcast is to introduce folks to HLS staff members from across the community. You may recognize the names of some guests, and if you don’t, that’s okay!  We hope that you will tune in to learn more about your colleagues—what their role is, what makes them tick, and why they do the work that they do at HLS.  If you’re interested in being a guest, please let us know—we would love to hear your story. Our stories bring us together; we come from different backgrounds and serve all different roles, but our shared community at HLS unites us. Let us hear your story! 

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