About a month ago I pulled some cards regarding what the heck I was gonna do over the summer since my welfare time-clock expired. My work study job (I'm a humanities tutor at a community college) ends when the school semester ends. I really was afraid I would have to work at Starbucks or something again. Mindlessly yanking a milk frother while people look right through me. But the cards said that I needed to be open to new ways of receiving income this summer. So I was. And then I won the George Tiller Memorial Essay scholarship for that little piece I posted about the right to choose life. $500. Nice. Last week, I received an email forwarded to me from one of my GWS professors. It was for a paid internship at MomsRising.org. The stipend is $500 per month. They wanted someone who has used the web as a platform for political activism. I wrote up a resume and a cover letter and sent it out. The great thing about this job is that it is 100% tele-commute. There is no office to go into. Everything gets done online or by conference call. I never have to "go to work."
Moms rising is a great organization that was started as a reaction to The Motherhood Manifesto; A compilation of stories by mothers who were experiencing discrimination in the workplace. In the past four years this grass roots organization of tech savvy moms grew the membership of momsrising to almost 1 million members nation wide. Kick Ass.
By the way, I got the job and I love it!