Before her writing career, Rawlings worked as a reporter in various newspapers up North, primarily known for her syndicated “domestic poetry” column. This was ironic because although she wrote eloquently about sweeping and cooking, she rarely participated in those activities herself. She wasn’t too proud of her work; in fact, when she moved to Florida she was on the verge of giving up on writing altogether.
I will soon be applying for jobs as a reporter myself, hopefully telling stories beyond those of homemaking. For any possible employers out there, or for any of you who may be curious, here is Monica Berra’s resume.