IN THE MEDIA
Our Panel Of Breadwinning Women Talk About Their Experiences | November 8, 2016
America is experiencing a gender revolution because the number of female breadwinners has increased dramatically in the past decade. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 40% of household primary or sole breadwinners are women.
The Katie Show on ABC
Alpha Women | June 13, 2013
The Big Flip was featured in an entire segment of the Alpha Women episode of Katie Couric's TV show on ABC. Katie played a clip from the documentary, followed by interviews with Big Flip couple Bonnie and Chip, and director Izzy Chan.
Public Radio Interview
The Tectonic Shift of Gender Roles | May 8, 2015
We all know the stereotypes, but the traditional family roles have shifted. Almost half of women are now the primary breadwinners. On this episode, find out how women--and men--are handling this tectonic change.
‘The Big Flip’ Explores What Families With Female Breadwinners Are Really Like | August 22, 2013
Izzy Chan has seen the statistics.
Women are now breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. When a woman is the primary earner in a relationship, she and her husband may both experience some level of dissatisfaction. And their marriage is significantly more likely to end in divorce.
Of Stay-at-Home Dads and Working Moms | August 23, 2015
Izzy Chan and Paige Green are the director and photographer-in-chief of the revealing, insightful and moving documentary, The Big Flip, which goes behind the scenes and uncovers what life is like for four families where the woman is the breadwinner and the man is the stay-at-home dad. They talk to us about a project that is so close to their hearts, what they have learnt and how in the future they hope gendered biases will be a thing of the past.
What Many Families Feel, But Very Few Talk About | July 22, 2013
Across America, the Big Flip is happening.
As more women are becoming primary breadwinners, a growing number of fathers are staying at home to raise children.
The Big Flip | August 26, 2015
Yesterday, Theresa, a Design Mom reader, sent me a link about a new documentary being made, called The Big Flip. The film looks like it will be beautifully made and I look forward to seeing it. But my initial thought was that I was surprised by the prediction that The Big Flip will be the new normal in 13 years.
Interview with Filmmaker Izzy Chan: “Have we adjusted our expectations of what a man needs to bring to the table?” | September 25, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Izzy Chan has spent the last year following eight families in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Nashville to document what she calls the “Big Flip”: the increasingly common switch from “traditional” family life to a setup in which the wife is the breadwinner and the husband stays at home.
The Big Flip is Coming—More Men Staying Home | August 27, 2013
As American society and our economy continue to evolve, some clear trends are starting to emerge. Sometimes societal changes remain muted because they cause discomfort as old, powerful norms shift.