*Originally published on Medium
Bert at 16 in a photo given to her soon-to-be husband, James Ovide Bush.
"The collective understanding of work is it is the activities required in order to earn a living. However, most of my grandmother’s labor was unpaid. It was survival based. Caregiving mainly. The job of caregiving is undervalued, under paid if paid at all; and oftentimes, goes unnoticed as long as it continues uninterrupted. It’s the invisible work that needs to happen to make things run smoothly and it’s oftentimes thankless. You know, mainly 'women’s work.' "
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