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Birding Brings Joy Amidst Pain for My Black Family

Every day brings a struggle to preserve the light in my children’s eyes from a growing awareness that dims it

Photo: Dara T. Mathis

Like a mother bird tending her chicks in spring, I have largely occupied myself during the Covid-19 pandemic with caring for my three small children. I am thankful my husband can work from home as…

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Dara T. Mathis

Dara T. Mathis is a parenting writer who is interested in the intersection of parenthood with race and gender. But mostly, she loves a good story.