Articles about 'motherhood'

The F-Word stage blog: September 2018

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre this month

Lissy Lovett // 11 September 2018

Categories: Blog

What employers can do to keep mothers at work

It's time employers put these measures in place to retain mothers after they've given birth, writes Katie Dickerson

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2018

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part five

The F-Word's fifth set of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy, theatre and dance, physical theatre and circus

Various Authors // 19 August 2018

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

Fat activism, having kids and sexual liberation

Olivia Phipps enjoys Kristine Levine’s new standup album, despite its controversial aspects

Olivia Phipps // 10 July 2018

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Flawed women coming together

Huma Munshi finds much that is relevant in Bruised Sky Production’s play Victim

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2018

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Anxiety, quirks and being unlike the other girls

Tanja Daub enjoys Kibo Productions’ The Big Things despite a couple of missteps

Tanja Daub // 25 April 2018

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

“I hope this work can inspire women and men to get in touch with and honour the creative power of the mother”

Erin Aniker speaks with artist Camille Sanson about the mental health fears and stigmas surrounding childbirth and motherhood

Erin Aniker // 26 January 2018

Categories: Art, Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews, Reviews

Stop telling me my post-baby body is ‘brave’

Women don’t need to be told that we’re brave for existing in our bodies after giving birth, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2017

Categories: Blog

The mums are all right

Helena Snider appreciates the mix of statistics and personality in Libby Liburd’s Muvvahood

Helena Snider // 22 November 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part five

Here are The F-Word’s fifth set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 25 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

Should mums listen to the wise ladies that live in their phones?

Online parenting groups can be a source of support but can also prompt competition between mums, writes Kat Arksey

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part one

Here are The F-Word’s first set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, comedy, cabaret and variety

Various Authors // 10 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Spoken Work, Theatre

Worrying about not having a ‘motherly’ instinct doesn’t make you a bad feminist

Jordan King urges us not to feel guilty for internalising the pressure to be 'natural' with children

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

The F-Word stage blog: July 2017

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in July

Lissy Lovett // 27 July 2017

Categories: Blog

A fever you can’t sweat out

Sarah Tinsley reviews Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin and finds it to be a powerful and haunting novel which grips to the very end

Sarah Tinsley // 3 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Introducing March’s guest blogger

We welcome our guest blogger for March, Sally Parkin, who will be exploring motherhood and raising a daughter in a patriarchal society

Amy Grant // 1 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Tallulah: all about mothers

Caitlin Warren praises Tallulah as a poignant exploration of femininity and motherhood through complex characters

Caitlin Warren // 4 October 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

“Why aren’t you pregnant yet?” The questions infertile women dread

Many young women receive intrusive questions and remarks about when they might get pregnant. Laura Cooke describes how that feels for women who can't have the families they would like

Laura Cooke // 19 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Sex and Relationships

From baby to ‘Bitty’: How old is too old for breastfeeding?

During World Breastfeeding Week, writer Feminist Parent explores why there is so much stigma towards UK mothers who breastfeed their children beyond early infancy

Feminist Parent // 5 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features

Making jokes about ‘women things’

Nick Beard experiences a click of recognition with the comedy of Kerry Godliman

Nick Beard // 21 March 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Being a mother, being a feminist

Although Jane Chelliah has encountered schools of thought that don’t see motherhood as particularly feminist, she champions the importance of motherhood and calls for recognition that it can be empowering and crucial to some feminist identities

Jane Chelliah // 20 March 2016

Categories: Blog

How unconscious bias is a barrier to mothers

For International Women's Day, our March guest blogger Jane Chelliah writes about the ways in which unconscious bias affects mothers, with assumptions made about them limiting their opportunities

Jane Chelliah // 8 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Feminist mothering

What is feminist mothering? Jane Chelliah talks about how she realised she was a feminist mother and the importance of recognising the diversity of motherhood

Jane Chelliah // 6 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Understanding motherhood in a time of austerity

Akile Ahmet examines three prominent celebrity mothers favoured by the gossip columns and how they have been stereotyped to reflect the ideas and rhetoric of the austerity age

Akile Ahmet // 3 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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