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The Nothing Exists Radio Hour S2Ep19: Holly Barclay (being a librarian, becoming a mother, and care work)

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We chat about:

Why Holly chose to become a librarian and archivist

What the process of becoming a librarian and archivist has been like

How Ford’s government has impacted libraries in Ontario

Working with plants

Holly’s favourite bee facts

Navigating pregnancy and childbirth as a feminist in a rural area

Becoming a mother- and the identity shift associated with it

Care work, emotional labour, and asking for what we need

How Holly’s work keeps her well

and more!

Featured Tunes:

At the Library by Green Day

Lions and Tigers by Sleater Kinney

Prelude No. 7 of Book 1 (Debussy) by Daniel Weirsma

Braille by Regina Spektor