An Ode to the Worth of Unpaid Work

And why exerting creative effort for no monetary return can be so gratifying

Karen DeGroot Carter

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Photo by Marvin Kuhn on Unsplash

Similar to so many, my husband and I come from families of workers. Farmers and factory workers dot our family trees alongside many other union members as well as members of the military, small business owners, office workers, and more who plied (and currently ply) their trades…

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Karen DeGroot Carter

Bylines in Publishers Weekly, Literary Mama, others. One Sister’s Song (novel). Not Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Writing (ebook).