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Candice Brathwaite: I Am Not Your Baby Mother

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Join Candice Brathwaite in a thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational discussion on life as a black mother.

Brathwaite started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large.

Now celebrating the publication of her book I Am Not Your Baby Mother, Brathwaite explores the various stages in between pregnancy and waving your child off at the gates of primary school, while facing hurdles such as white privilege, racial microaggressions and unconscious bias at every point.

Brathwaite does so with her trademark sense of humour and refreshing straight-talking style.

The result is a call to arms that allows mums like her to take control, scrapping the parenting rulebook to mother their own way, and give everyone a much-needed insight into what it’s like to be a black mother today.

Candice Brathwaite is the influencer and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – an online initiative that aims to encourage a more accurately representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media.

Her writing has appeared in Stylist, The Metro and the Huffington Post.

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Sat 24 October 2020
      • 4:00 pm


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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