According to the numbers, Punxsutawney Phil correctly predicts the arrival of spring on Groundhog Day a mere 36% of the time. A blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and again, and as it so happens a persnickety groundhog predicts the onset of spring about as often. Well, this year, Phil found his acorn. So [...]
by Bill Day. Memphian Bill Day is two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award in Cartooning. His cartoons are syndicated internationally by Cagle Cartoons. Cartoons Archive →
Photograph by Amie Vanderford
This ongoing series of photographs is intended to show the daily lives of these single mothers in order to invoke recognition of their similarities to all mothers, along with understanding and empathy from the viewer of the strengths that these single mothers possess within the challenging situations they face. My hope is that newfound empathy with these mothers’ lives will give people some pause before they condemn single mothers when discussing issues such as welfare and other politically charged hot buttons.
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