Which party guests?; Images of motherhood; Rape awareness
Jane Garvey discusses images that challenge sentimental views of motherhood. Plus throwing a party - who gets invited and who doesn't? How to avoid giving offence.
Throwing a party - who gets the invites and who doesn't? Writer Liz Brewer and party organiser Suzette Field discuss how to avoid giving offence. Can campaigns intended to raise awareness about rape unintentionally lead to victims being blamed? Rhiannon Hedge, NUS Wales Women's Officer and Professor Joanna Bourke, historian at Birkbeck, University of London and author of Rape, a history from 1860 to the present, join Jane to discuss. Images that challenge sentimental views of motherhood. Photographers Elinor Carucci and Ana Casa Broda talk about why they've chosen to portray themselves and their children in this way. Post-cancer breast reconstruction - making the decision. Women share their stories in a series of newly launched films. 85 year-old author Lore Segal discusses her latest novel which tackles fears of dementia, the unravelling of minds, and the impact on families.
Presenter: Jane Garvey.
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.
Discussing Rape And Consent Without Blaming Victims
NUS Wales Women’s Officer Rhiannon Hedge & Professor Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck University
Motherhood And Photography
Photographers Ana Casas Broda & Elinor Carucci on documenting pregnancy, birth & beyond
Parties And Invitation Etiquette
Liz Brewer author of The Ultimate Guide to Party Planning & party organiser Suzette Field
Making A Decision About Breast Reconstruction
Professor Eilis McCaughan of Ulster University, Coirle Butler and Caroline Butler
New York writer Lore Segal on writing her novel Half the Kingdom which looks at dementia
Motherhood and Photography
The photographers Ana Casas Broda and Elinor Carucci decided to turn the camera on themselves and to document their experience of motherhood from pregnancy to giving birth and beyond. Why did they decide to exhibit such candid photographs which reveal the beautiful and ugly side to becoming a mother, and why are stereotypical images of motherhood usually so sentimental and idealized?
Mother by Elinor Carucci is published by Prestel.
Kinderwunsch by Ana Casas Broda is published by La Fabrica.
Fears of dementia, the unravelling of minds, and the impact on those around them are explored in a novel by New York writer Lore Segal. Through the interweaving of stories told in the first person, we witness the confusion of what is described by others as “going around the bend”. Lore joins Jane to discuss writing Half the Kingdom at 85, how she and her friends worry about losing their memories, and the unexpected pleasures of old age.
Half the Kingdom, published by Melville House, is out now.
Discussing Rape and Consent Without Blaming Victims
Campaigns to raise awareness of rape are nothing new. But the way in which they are done appears to be changing. But how easy is it to tackle attitudes and to avoid the historic charge that such campaigns lead to victim blaming? Jane talks to Rhiannon Hedge, NUS Wales Women’s Officer and Professor Joanna Bourke, historian at Birkbeck, University of London and author of Rape, a history from 1860 to the present.
Reclaim the Campus - NUS Wales Women
Parties and Invitation Etiquette
If you are holding a party or gathering of any kind how do you decide who will be on your guest list? How do you avoid giving offence? And does the pain of not being invited to a party lessen as you get older? Jane is joined by Liz Brewer, author of ‘The Ultimate Guide to Party Planning & Etiquette’ and party organiser and promoter, Suzette Field.
Making a Decision about Breast Reconstruction
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often faced with making a decision about reconstruction, while having to assimilate and comprehend a large amount of information in a clinical environment, at a time of extreme stress. The University of Ulster has launched a DVD -Inform - series of eight short information films with women sharing their stories, aimed at informing and supporting women faced with this decision. Jane discusses the idea behind the films with Eilis McCaughan, Professor of Cancer Care at the University of Ulster and hears from Coirle Butler and Caroline Butler, who describe their experiences and how they took their individual decisions.
Role Contributor Presenter Jane Garvey Interviewed Guest Liz Brewer Interviewed Guest Suzette Field Interviewed Guest Rhiannon Hedge Interviewed Guest Joanna Bourke Interviewed Guest Elinor Carucci Interviewed Guest Ana Casa Broda Interviewed Guest Lore Segal Producer Kirsty Starkey
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