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Jamelia: Shame about Single Mums

The singer Jamelia is a single mum, but it's not something she's proud of. She explores where the sense of shame comes from by looking at stories of single mums from the past.

Singer Jamelia Davis is a single mum and it isn't something she's proud of. But why? After all, millions of other women in Britain are in the same boat. Jamelia sets out to explore the source of her shame through the experiences of other single mums in the past. She begins in the Victorian workhouse, where unmarried mothers were deemed unfit to raise their own children. She discovers that even in the swinging sixties the stigma was still so great that many young women felt they had no choice but to give their babies up for adoption.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 26 Sep 2011 03:10

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jamelia
Presenter Jamelia
Executive Producer Clare Sillery
Executive Producer Clare Sillery
Producer Helen Sage
Producer Helen Sage
Director Helen Sage
Director Helen Sage

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