Right. Sorry in advance. This week's blog post isn't about parenting as such.
But it is about being a mother.
Or having a mother.
Or knowing a mother.
Last year my theatre company, Broken Leg Theatre, developed a website for women to upload their stories, sharing experiences and memories of what it is to grow up in Britain over the last 100 years.
And the response was immense. Like, truly incredible.
Nearly 2000 stories were uploaded. Tales of courage, of oppression, of love.
Secrets that were held in families for years, shared with us online.
And from this, we wrote a play, which was performed to audiences in Brighton, London and Leeds as script in-hand-readings.
We now want to build on this.
To enable more women to share their stories by developing the website further. To hold writing workshops for women to find their voice. And to tour the play nationally.
To do this we need to fundraise.
We've set up a crowdfunding campaign, and already within the first four days we've raised £1650.
Which is INCREDIBLE.
But we need to reach our target of £5500.
And we have only 28 days left to do it.
So, if you can donate, that would be fantastic, but if not it would be amazing if you could repost this blog or the link to the campaign.
Or have a look at the website, read some of the inspiring stories, and maybe add your own?
Because we've all got a voice, we've all got a story to share.
And maybe this might be the right place for you to share yours.
MASSIVE THANKS. x