The Slide into Parenthood and Out of the Middle Class

by Barbara Ray

Twelve years ago, Crystal (her name is changed on her request) was in her high school’s  locker room with her girlfriend waiting the results of a pregnancy test. Crystal was 17. And she was devastated. She and her boyfriend had… More



“Lean In” Is a Different Story When There’s No One to Lean On

by Barbara Ray

I finally got around to reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. Her book is in many respect is the echo call of Ann-Marie Slaughter’s article in the Atlantic, which kicked off this debate of “can women have it all?” While… More