Shortly after Anastasia Aligiannis had her second baby, she actively started wearing just one earring.
Unfortuntely, that’s what the Syndey, Australia, mom anticipated when she set out to see just how many people payed attention to her, not her kids, after birth.
“Turns out that it took seven months for anyone to notice I was only wearing one earring,” she writes on Facebook. “Seven months worth of social interactions, and no one ever looked me square in the face and noticed. It sort of cemented to me that as mum of then two children under 2 who was always out and about, who ‘just stayed at home’ or ‘didn’t work,’ I had just about become invisible; not just to society (who may not notice or be curious why just one earring), but to my family, to my friends and really maybe, if I am truly honest, even to myself.”
Aligiannis says that while friends and family would check in,…