I’m available for interviews or speaking engagements about a range of topics related to work and parenthood. For more information, please check out my speaker’s kit.
Below are some of the places I or my blog have been featured since I launched this site in 2010.
The plight of working parents
- “What a Mother Needs Most Is Time” | May 2013 | The AtlanticWriter Nanette Fondas interviewed me about the health effects of Moms who are chronically “rushed and tired” for this Mother’s Day story.
- “Working From Home Saves Me Thousands” | Mar. 2013 | CNN Money
After the Marissa Mayer ban on telecommuting at Yahoo!, I was interviewed about my experience working from home—specifically how much money it saved me—for the CNNMoney column. I’d never really thought about the cost savings until I spoke with the reporter, but you know what, it’s true. Working from home has saved me thousands.
- “Working Moms Need More Than Subsidized Breast Pumps” | Feb. 2013 | Business Week
I was interviewed in this story by Jessica Grose about the problems with pumping at work.
- The Lady Brain Show | October 2012
Interview with hosts Steph and Lauren about a story I wrote for The Huffington Post: “My Advice for Women Who Give Advice to Women.” Show aired on Comcast TV channel 104, and radio (KNEW 960 San Francisco, KWSS, KSTE (Phoenix))
- “We Are Women. Hear Us Roar. Again.” | May 2012 | Diablo Magazine
I was interviewed in this story about the next wave of feminism, the intersection of motherhood and work, and how “women are finding a middle way that may be a path to the future.”
- The Second Shift | 2012 edition
I’m really, really honored to be included in the 2012 updated version of Arlie Hochschild’s bestselling book about the stalled gender revolution, which was first published in 1989. The new Afterward quotes, for three paragraphs, a Huffington Post piece I wrote in 2010 called “If You Give a Mouse a Prozac.”
- Panel on Custom Fit Workplaces | July 2011 | Berkeley Startup Cluster
Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn and MomsRising asked me to join her for a panel discussion about what is broken about the modern workplace, and how we can fix it.
- The Wall Street Journal | The Juggle | Jan. 2011
Occasionally I get a little Wall Street Journal “bump” when the editors link to something I wrote about, like this “hat-tip” and this one.
- Listen To Your Mother reading | Aug. 2011 | BlogHer conference, San Diego, CA
I read this piece for the Open Mic Salon. You can see a picture of me looking possessed as I read from the podium here.
- “It’s Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Workers’ Rights” | Apr. 2011 | Colorlines
Reporter Akiba Solomon interviewed me about the impact a new law to protect domestic workers might have on working parents who employ them.
- Ladybrain | Apr. 2010 | KUSF 90.3 FM San Francisco
We talked about why it can feel impossible to “do it all” as a working parent. The full interview is available here.
- “Your Time with Kim Iverson” | Mar. 2010 | radio interview
Interview with syndicated talk show that airs in 10 cities about my “decision” to quit working. (Was it really a decision?) Full interview available here.
General parenting stuff
- “How to Talk to Your Younger Child About Sex” | February 2012 | GreatSchools.org
The title says it all. Laura Scholes interviewed me about the time my young daughter caught me by surprise with questions about sex.
- “(510) Family Favs: Katrina from Oakland” | January 2011 | 510families.org
The editors of 510families asked me to share my favorite places to take kids in Oakland. The site is an incredible resource for families living in the East Bay Area.
Mothers and the environment
I participated in a series of studies through the Environmental Working Group after my first child was born and got a slew of media attention when the results came out.
- “Toxic Household Dust?” | 2004 | CBS national news
A video from one of the interviews I gave after the second set of results were published. (I had a different last name, Katrina Friedman.)
- “Study Finds Flame Retardant in U.S. Breastmilk” | 2003 | San Francisco Chronicle
Chronicle Environment reporter, Jane Kay, interviewed me about the first study I participated in, which tested the breast milk of new mothers for flame retardants (a neurotoxin). My results were several times higher than the average amount found in women when the chemicals were banned in Europe.