Celebrities showed unprecedented support for Serena Williams’ decision to “move away from tennis” in order to grow her family.
Eva Longoria (a long-time friend) is the latest voice to join the choir. She agreed with Williams’ take in Vogue That “if I was a man, I wouldn’t be writing this,” because I’d be playing and winning out while my wife did the physical labor of growing our family.
Longoria said that she was absolutely correct at Saturday’s Vote Like a Madre in Miami. “If she were to have breastfed at a different time, and if the genders were changed, she wouldn’t need to miss years of breastfeeding. It will take years to heal from a C section and near-death experience.
“She also said that she’s not different from any other mom. [playing tennis professionally] Longoria, 47 years old, said that her career just so happens to be teaching.” The mom who is a teacher must also understand how to balance her family and work. A woman who is a dentist must also ask, “How can I balance my family and career?” We all have to bear this cross, you know.
Longoria — mom to son Santiago, 4, with husband José Bastón — relates to the work-family balance intensely.
She said that women are multitaskers, problem solvers, and decision-makers. “Everyday all day. “Every day. Every day.
This was the topic of the actress’s appearance for Latino Victory at Vote Like A Madre. It is a voter mobilization effort that targets Latinas and their desire for a safe future.
Mothers “bear the weight of so much responsibility – not just for ourselves, for our children, for our mothers,” the actress said. “We are caretakers. We are mothers. We help the community. We also help our coworkers. And so much more rests on us. Voting like a mom is big. It often means you are thinking about other people. This includes the planet.