Mothers’ Voices and The Fall of the Tree


I’ve been writing recently about the need of mothers to be heard in policy.

“Those of us who are mothers at home are like the proverbial tree in the rainforest. When our words fall, if nobody listens, are we really here? Do we make a sound? The mother-movement is important otherwise we feel like we are disappearing”.

On a personal note I found that ‘invisible’ feeling – the work we mothers do, the voices we have but contained in private – painful before I started on all this. Not so much now. So thank you to the over 600 people who have liked this blog. I am very grateful that you are hearing my falling tree.


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