Vanessa Olorenshaw’s Liberating Motherhood was published last year, launching the ‘purple stocking movement’. The book raises the issue of the absence of mothers in feminism and politics. It is not enough to simply have women in leadership. Not all women are mothers and not all mothers mother the same. Society encourages us to return to paid … More Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World
Within my mum, within her mum, a tiny egg was developed*, Within my matriarchal line this egg was enveloped, The time came, this awesome egg received it’s spark And Two new humans formed, ready to make their mark. Two within, and within them seven who came to be And within five of them were eggs … More In your grandmother’s womb: The egg that made you.
The lotus flower for fertility A symbol of Hindu purity The pomegranate with seeds of red Is the Feng Shui symbol, I’ve read The celtic druids chose mistletoe and the fertile luck it could bestow The hazelnut held similar hopes And those celts were no dopes, for science shows that humble nut may boost your … More Fertility Flowers