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Tally Abecassis

Documentary filmmaker, podcaster (firstdaybackpodcast.com), mother

Tally Abecassis’ documentary films, on subjects ranging from collecting to taxidermy competitions, have played at festivals such as SXSW, Full Frame, and the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, among others. They have also aired on television around the world.

In addition to her film work, Tally has produced radio documentaries and published Barbershops with photographer Claudine Sauvé. She is the founder, co-curator and co-host of This Really Happened, the popular live storytelling series. She has 2 young boys and is chronicling her return to work after the longest maternity leave ever on the podcast First Day Back: www.firstdaybackpodcast.com.
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Returning to Work Has Given Me a New Appreciation for Working Moms

I don't want to read any more arguments about who has it harder, whose work is "real work," who is contributing more to society, or who is doing a better job ensuring her kids become stable, non-homicidal adults. I'm proposing a new form of Internet literature, where one group of moms singles out another group of moms for a job well done.
04/17/2015 12:50 EDT