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Emeka Umunna, entrepreneur, father, husband, sourdough bread maker, educator, self proclaimed ÒbutlerÓ
Before the lockdown, entrepreneur Umunna had Òa business idea which was really about to take off and the whole madness has put that back a bit.
"Very typically I find myself praying or going for a walk and as I feel my faith waning or my joy waning, which these days happens real quickly, in the face of everything that is going on.
Umunna turned to baking his favourite bread during the lockdown,
ÒOne of the beautiful things about sourdough bread is that it doesnÕt need kneading it just requires a little bit of sensitivity and some nice folding and thatÕs great for me."

Throughout the lockdown, I heard many career women talk about feeling like a Ò1950Õs housewife.Ó They have found that their family roles have been reversed, intensified and turned upside down. Some have struggled with their new roles and some have embraced them. Cooking and cleaning have taken on a new importance as many homes are now filled with family members around the clock. By many accounts, womenÕs careers are being seriously sidelined as a direct result of the
pandemic. For some, this means that their lives have become 1950Õs cliches, with mothers now responsible for the majority of childcare and housework.
Research has found that nearly three quarters of mothers in the UK have come to view themselves as the ÒdefaultÓ parent during the lockdown period and beyond. The University of Sussex study also said that 70% of women reported them as responsible for all or most home schooling.
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Emeka Umunna in Watford Hertfordshire, UK, May 19, 2020

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