Posts Tagged ‘mother’

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] Read more…

Set Her Free: The Plight of Pregnant Asylum Seekers

Can you imagine… Fleeing your home, leaving behind your friends, family, and belongings to seek asylum in another country? Being detained, indefinitely, in that new country? And not only that, but being indefinitely detained while pregnant? In 2014, this was the sad reality for 99 women, indefinitely detained at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre while pregnant. […] Read more…

Standing on the Periphery

I am standing on the periphery. The periphery of the life that should have been mine. The life that should have belonged to Hugo. I am standing on the lip of a chasm. The chasm that my life fell in to. Two years ago this week I discovered I was pregnant. Oh, the joy and […] Read more…

Tune In, Don’t Zone Out

The sharing of a very insightful post led to an interesting discussion on Twitter last night. The essence of the post was about listening, and connections, and I particularly liked an analogy comparing listening to making sure a radio is properly tuned in. We need to tune in, and don’t zone out. While the art of […] Read more…

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