I first heard Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Work” while watching Grace and Frankie (best show ever!) soon after my sister died. I’ve never been the type to search high and low for a song that pierces my being, but the slow rhythm matched my state of being, quietly treading along. I needed an anthem for my grief.
Director Fantavious Fritz says, “Work re-imagines the familiar image of people commuting to work as a moving portrait.” The official music video’s release coincided with the Women’s March, and it again feels more relevant. Bigger than the Women’s March itself, it’s a call for women to stand by each other, even if silently, in an effort to encourage each other to keep treading through the drudgery of every day life and not just during opportunities to impact.
Sometimes it’s during the mundanity of life that we impact each other by simply just being and doing that together.