We are Anna-Maria and Jess – two womxn in our 30s on a reproductive precipice. The world tells us a lot of things about motherhood, but we donʼt know if we can trust the world anymore.
We want to make space for female stories, Mothers, Mamas and Mas. Womxn with wombs, Womxn without wombs, Womxn who have had their wombs removed. Earth Mothers, Urban Mothers, Career Mothers, Mothers-To-Be and Childless Mothers. Womxn who donʼt want to be Mothers, Who canʼt be Mothers, Women who decided not be Mothers. Foster Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Newbie Mothers, Old Time Mothers, Resentful Mothers, Happy Mothers, Sad Mothers, Tired Mothers, Mothers who donʼt want to be referred to only as Mothers.
A one-day workshop of story-sharing and listening. These conversations will form the foundation of a theatrical piece that we will create in 2019/20.
Sunday May 19 / Canada Water Theatre and Library Book a free place
Or call 020 8692 4446
Accessibility & No Barriers
Chill-out space with crash mats
BSL interpreted on 19th May
Lunch provided - let us know your dietary requirements
Free creche - booking essential, please let us know the number and ages of children attending
An Easy Read guide can be provided on arrival - let us know if you’d like one
If the cost of travel will prevent you from attending - get in touch, we may be able to help
12+ - or at carer's discretion, adult themes may come up
The workshop will be audio recorded and partially filmed. We have a cool down period - if you decide you do not want to feature in any video or audio output you can let us know up to a week after the workshop. We will have illustrators drawing personal responses to the day.
These workshops are for all women, womxn, non-binary, transpeople and queer persons who are affected or feel a personal connection to the ideas of motherhood whether that is in support or rejection of it. We realise that we are in a very exciting time where language and concepts of gender are being discussed and challenged. We are trying to use language that is inclusive but recognise we may get it wrong- please do let us know if you feel our use of language is offensive or counter to our intentions.