Marci Alboher, a recovering lawyer, is an author and a vice president at Encore.org, a nonprofit working to bridge generational divides. Her first book, “One Person/Multiple Careers” popularized the idea of the slash-filled career (e.g. lawyer/writer/nonprofit leader); her latest book,“The Encore Career Handbook” is a guide to finding meaningful work in the second half of life. Marci lives in Greenwich Village, New York with her husband Jay . Her hobbies include reading, collecting older and younger friends, walking the streets of NYC, and playing poker or mah jongg.
This year I’ve been wrestling with a topic that’s preoccupied me for decades—specifically, what is the unique role of non-moms in our culture. I wrote a ‘Mother’s Day’ essay for SheKnows about the idea of being ‘pro-creative’ even if you never procreate. A pro-creative life is one filled with connections across generations, a life that stands for something bigger than ourselves. In this post-Dobbs world, I’m painfully aware of how much harder this choice will be for younger women.