The cost of intersectionality: Motherhood, mental health, and the state of the country

  title={The cost of intersectionality: Motherhood, mental health, and the state of the country},
  author={Jasmine L. Garland McKinney and LaReine M. Meinersmann},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
The Coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) pandemic and society's overdue racial awakening (Worland, 2020) have created distinct needs for mothers, especially mothers of Color (MOC) in the United States (US) (Breman et al., 2021;Liu et al., 2021). Prior to the double pandemic (see Addo, 2020), expectations that mothers devote themselves entirely to their children may support increases in mental health symptomology within this population (Rahman et al., 2013). Based on systemic inequities that reside at… 

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