By Natasha Jackson

Natasha Jackson lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also an A Better Balance Community Advocate.

In 2008, I was pushed out of my promising career just because I was pregnant and needed to avoid heavy lifting at work — my family went from thriving to homeless in a matter of months. My son is now thirteen years old and I’ve watched in horror during the pandemic as woman after woman, including so many Black mothers like me, have been pushed off their jobs, for many reasons, but often because they were pregnant and needed…

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