I have been commissioned to write articles for magazines on a range of topics. I also write about various aspects of parenting, often sparked by something I have read for example, my piece in The Guardian. Plenty is written and said about motherhood, but not always by the mothers themselves. It is more likely that their thoughts are recorded retrospectively, if at all. Some of these can be seen here Mothers Uncovered.
Ann Gordon-Walker, Feb 1944 – Jan 2021 My wonderful, indomitable aunt has just died of cancer. It’s Holocaust Memorial Day (Jan 27th) – I’d found a BBC clip of Patrick, her father, who the whole family called Poppa, speaking about [...]
This was part of the introduction for the Basic Income: Backbone for the Arts panel discussion I chaired in Oct 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJWlpJHkXVA&list=LL&index=1 The arts are an essential part of our lives, yet this country does not support those that work [...]
I run the Brighton-based Mothers Uncovered, which I set up due to my own experiences of feeling panicky and isolated after becoming a mother. We provide creative peer support groups for mostly new, isolated mums. All our activities are run [...]
https://www.thecanary.co/feature/2020/06/21/universal-basic-income-would-revolutionise-mothers-lives-whose-unpaid-work-keeps-society-going/?fbclid=IwAR0At34uowgbio9SwaKN1RAZUOQW7lDjdTbtv6xXwG6xSfWxYb7vsU_fvLM There is no doubt a universal basic income could help make society more equal. There is a particular group that often gets overlooked, for whom it would be especially life-changing. Mothers. In funding terms, they are often regarded as [...]
When I gave birth nearly 15 years ago, I diligently read the lists of what essentials I needed in my hospital bag in my Emma’s Diary booklet. I’m not sure the booklet still exists – it’s probably all online because [...]
Since starting Mothers Uncovered in 2008, funding has always been one of our struggles. If you’ve not had to apply for grants, imagine it as a job application. A Groundhog Day of a job application because you always have [...]