Ep. 54: Unintended consequences: Solo moms face extreme vulnerability during COVID-19 shutdown

Empowered Health show

Summary: While the coronavirus shutdowns have been difficult for everyone, they weigh especially heavy on single mothers who are navigating everything alone. Dr. Marika Lindholm, a sociologist and founder of Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere (ESME), an online community for solo mothers, explains how the pandemic has amplified single mothers' socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Across dozens of ESME-hosted Facebook groups, the mothers' posts contain the same undertone: They are scared.