It’s Time to Rethink Mother’s Day, Because Not Everyone is Celebrating

Andy Ostroy
3 min readMay 11, 2023

On November 1, 2006 my daughter Sophie and I became statistics. Not quite three, she joined the ‘Motherless Children’s Club’. And I became part of the 8% of U.S. households where a single father is raising a child.

That was the day my wife and Sophie’s mother, actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly (WAITRESS), was brutally murdered while working…

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Andy Ostroy

Director, producer, podcaster, writer, resistor, non-profit-supporter of women filmmakers