Come and join me and three other women without children who will be speaking at an evening seminar in Harrogate (North UK) on Monday 13 May devoted to exploring the issues of childlessness and its absence from political rhetoric and policy planning. Tickets are only £6.35 and if you need somewhere to stay, we can find a local WEP or GW members who’d be happy to help out! Click here to book
This is not a ‘political’ evening (I know that everyone in the UK is utterly fed up of ‘politics’!) but rather it’s an open discussion about the experience of being a woman without children in our society. Because the personal still is, political…
As well as speaking about her personal experience of motherhood ambivalence leading to involuntary childlessness, Liane Preston – a psychotherapeutic counsellor from Edinburgh who works with involuntary childless women will be speaking about childlessness in the workplace – drawing on her past experience as a former Head of HR in the corporate world and her current work as the facilitator for the Gateway Women workshops in Scotland. Read more about Liane here.
Rebecca Manson Jones is the WEP Spokesperson for Equality and Health. She and her husband are childless after multiple miscarriages and failed IVF in her 30s. She has been a WEP candidate three times and its first-ever local council candidate in the Lewisham Council Elections 2018. Professionally Rebecca is currently the Interim Director of Oily Cart the UK’s leading touring theatre creating immersive work for early years, children and young people with complex needs and Autistic Spectrum conditions and deaf/blind young people. In her personal life, Rebecca has experience of the Health and Social Care systems as an end of life carer and as a patient. You can read Rebecca’s blog here and connect with her on Twitter @JustRMJ
Thank you so much to the local Harrogate Branch of the WEP (Women’s Equality Party) for having the vision to create this historic event – please support us and come along! We need to fill the room with our voices if we’re going to create change! Click here for more information and to book your ticket – only £6.35. If you have any questions for the event organiser, please email Viviane Morris at the Harrogate Branch of WEP.
Women without Children – Gaining a Political Voice
Harrogate WEP Seminar
Monday 13th May 2019, 7pm-9pm
The Harrogate Club
Tickets on Eventbrite here.
I agree with Ciara- Will this be shared on your blog for other to watch eventiually? Would be great. Thanks for all the work
it would be so cool if this could be recorded and shared, even for a fee
I will be making a home-made recording on my phone video – it’ll be something and I can then get the audio transcribed for records. I agree this is an important conversation. It needs to be happening all over the world!