Inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, MAID follows the story of Alex, a single mother who turns to house cleaning to — barely — make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy. This series is a raw and inspiring exploration of a mother’s resilience.

The National Domestic Workers Alliance collaborated with Netflix and the series’ talent and creators on the release of MAID to spark conversations around labor inequity and the resilience of workers like Alex. By providing education and real life stories of domestic workers, we hope to contextualize for audiences the unique challenges faced by domestic workers and provide awareness on how we raise standards for the real life women taking care of our homes and families.

There are millions of women across the country with stories like Alex’s. It’s time we raise standards for the workers who make all other work possible. Take action today and sign the petition to support the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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It’s time we raise standards for the workers who make all other work possible. Show your support for domestic workers and sign the petition to pass a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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MAID Discussion Guide

While you’re watching MAID, check out our discussion guide to learn more about the real life challenges and resilience of the women who do domestic work.

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MAID: Panel Discussion

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Ai-jen Poo (NDWA), Stephanie Land (author), Molly Smith Metzler (Executive Producer & Showrunner), and Margaret Qualley (Actress) discuss the real story that inspired MAID, bringing the series to life, and what it means to see complex domestic worker characters on screen.

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Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of NDWA

We hope this show helps people understand just how resilient and proud and important this workforce is.

Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of NDWA

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MAID Netflix Series

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MAID Netflix Series

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MAID Netflix Series

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MAID Netflix Series

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