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What Is Emotional Labour, Really? You Might Be Surprised

Here is a not-at-all-comprehensive list of times I’ve incorrectly used the term “emotional labour”: — To express my exasperation when my husband asked me where in our apartment we keep the batteries.— When commiserating with a friend whose mother-in-law expected only her to write all of the thank you notes for her recent wedding.— In an edit note to a writer, referencing the pressure they felt to behave a certain way around unavailable men. Each time, I was using the phrase to refer to work that felt unfairly imposed upon us, as women — the “I shouldn’t have to” or “Why can’t you?” kind of work. And while that’s certainly a thing — an annoying part of being a woman in a patriarchal world — it’s not what emotional labor is. “Academically speaking, emotional labor is defined as

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New MOCAD Exhibits Feature Leni Sinclair & Other Local Artists

MC5 band member Wayne Kramer in Ann Arbor, B&W photograph, 1969, by Leni Sinclair // Courtesy of the artist and MOCAD

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit unveils four new exhibits today as part of its winter 2021 programming. The showcases include photographer Leni Sinclair’s first American museum solo exhibition, a group exhibit that explores the duality of creativity, and exhibits that spotlight local literary arts initiative Black Art Library and community media organization Detroit Narrative Agency.

On display through April 18, Leni Sinclair: Motor City Underground features a collection of the Detroit photographer and activist’s lesser-seen work. Sinclair has been covering radical movements in Detroit since the ’60s, capturing everything from the anti-racist protests of 1967 to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s free concert in the city in 1971, and was named a Kresge Eminent Artist in 2016 for her devotion to art and activism.

To coincide with

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Bloomfield gallery Boxheart will feature artists from Lawrenceville, Uniontown

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