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The Joyful Challenge of Motherhood: Reviewing The Other Mother

I have always hated the idea of becoming a parent. The identity of motherhood is sometimes bound up with stereotypes of chatty boringness, a loss of self-identity, and continuous complaints.…

The Media Scrutiny Of Jennifer Aniston’s Fertility Struggles

It has recently been revealed by Jennifer Aniston in an Allure Magazine interview that she has struggled in the past with IVF fertility treatment and that ‘it was a really…

Lost Daughter

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Lost Daughter starring Olivia Coleman, Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley premiered on Netflix last month. The film, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut, follows a college professor, Leda…

On Motherhood and Art

The representation of motherhood has a long-standing tradition: as Madonna cradles the infant Jesus and matronly figures stare sternly into the mid-distance. However, art history and the art world hold…

Behind the Rose Tint

Last year, the UK spent £1.6 billion on Mother’s Day. On all the flower bouquets and pretty cards perfect for her. Obscured by this commercialised, rose-tinted celebration of Mother’s Day…

Spilt Milk’s re : birth at St Margaret’s House

Situated slightly (and welcomingly) outside the environs of the Edinburgh university sphere, St Margaret’s house – a warren of offices, gallery space, and affordable studios – is nothing but an…