Mothering in Neonatal Intensive Care: Exhibition Launch

Last year I was lucky enough to work with Sushila Chowdhry (University of Dundee), Maya Chowdhry and Jessica Howarth on an incredible project facilitating creative workshops with mothers of preterm babies who have experienced neonatal units. The project drew on creative methods to listen to women in holistic ways, focussing on the embodied experience of becoming a mother. The words and artworks the women produced were stunning.

Next Wednesday (25 Jan), there will be an online launch of the exhibition of these works, to share and celebrate the important stories. The tickets are free but limited – so do get one if you want to come along!

The exhibit includes collage, poems, videos and soundscapes. I’ll be reading one of the group poems and there’s a brilliant line up of speakers, including Rachel Burden (BBC Radio 5 Breakfast Presenter), Lottie King (Founder of Leo’s Neonatal Charity), Laura Godfrey-Isaacs (Artist, midwife, writer & activist), Neil Patel (Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow) and Rebecca Chilvers (Consultant Clinical Neonatal Psychologist).

Do come along if you can! And find out more about Sushila’s amazing work on her (in)visible women website.

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