#61 All About Mom Rage with Minna Dubin

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Mom Rage author, Minna Dubin


I first learned about Minna Dubin when she wrote the first of two viral articles on Mom Rage for the New York Times. When I heard her book was coming out, I knew I wanted to interview Minna for Freelance Writing Direct about this so-important, yet, still controversial topic.

In this episode

  • What Mom Rage is and why this topic is relevant [2:06]
  • Why Minna decided to write about this parenting topic [2:54]
  • Writing about a controversial topic and feminist values [22:32]
  • Tips for pitching and creating scenes that resonate with readers [20:12]
  • To see additional clips, please visit https://estelleserasmus.substack.com

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About Minna Dubin

Minna Dubin (she/her) is the author of MOM RAGE: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Oprah Daily, The Times Sunday Magazine, Salon, Lit Hub, Parents, Romper, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an artist enrichment grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. As a leading feminist voice on mom rage, Minnahas appeared on MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, the BBC and NPR. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband, two kids, and no pets because enough is enough.

Connect with Minna

Mom Rage: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood

Connect with Estelle

Her website: (sign up for her newsletter and receive her pitching guide).
Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available wherever books are sold
Adjunct Instructor, NYU (Sign up for her latest classes, including her new NYU class called Writing That Gets Noticed, now appplicable for a journalism certificate)
Substack (craft tips, editor information, writing opportunities, early announcements and for paid subscribers special Freelance Writing Direct extended videos).
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Blue Sky

New Interviews

I was also interviewed on a radio program CapeTalk for my piece on postpartum rage in Parent’s Magazine. Here is the link to the radio program.

I was also interviewed for the podcast Writers’ Voices: Estelle Erasmus Gives Great Advice in Writing That Gets Noticed


Don’t miss my announcement that Writing That Gets Noticed is now a Journalism Course at NYU for the Journalism Certificate.

Don’t miss my latest substack issue called Beyond Craft to Publishing Confidential where I offer an extended version of my podcast interview with Kathleen Schmidt of Publishing Confidential for paid subscribers.


I’m so honored to be a part of the Season 19 AWP Writer to Writer Mentor program. My mentee is the talented Leslie Stonebraker.

I am also a 30 minute mentor for Women’s Media Group.


Estelle’s Podcast Appearances for Writing That Gets Noticed