Award-winning journalist Gina Rushton wrote the book she and others needed to transform the discourse around parenthood and its politics. She joins us upstairs at Real magic on Monday 11 September and will be in conversation with Alice Kinsella, author of Milk: On Motherhood and Madness
Should we become parents? How do we decide? How do race, gender and class affect our experiences of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood? How do we navigate uncompromising workplace cultures and excessive emotional labour? How do we address the paradox of creating new life on a planet facing catastrophic climate change? How does our own childhood impact how we choose to parent, if we do so at all?
Gina Rushton is an award-winning journalist and reporter with words in the Guardian, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Monthly, Business Insider and The Saturday Paper. Drawing on a depth of knowledge gained through her extraordinary work on reproductive rights and justice, as well as her personal experiences, Rushton wrote the book she and others needed to transform the discourse around parenthood and its politics.
‘Honest, compelling, well-researched.’ — Dr Pragya Agarwal
‘A fiercely intelligent meditation on the decision to have a child, and an interrogation of all that modern motherhood entails.’ — Leah Hazard
‘Exceptionally clever, unfearing, and tender.’ — Alice Kinsella
‘A smart and insightful exploration of parenthood.’ — Chloë Ashby