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Rachel Johnson talks to Absent Mothers: Sarah

Rachel Johnson talks to mother of two, Sarah, who, in her attempts to come off drugs, chose not to live with her children for some months.

Rachel Johnson is fascinated how mothers are often judged more harshly for their parenting choices than men. She meets Sarah, who chose to live away from her two children for some months in order to deal with her drug-taking.
This is something Rachel knows something about as her own mother left the family home during an episode of mental illness when she was a child. Rachel explores the effect of this separation on both the children and the mother.
Produced in Bristol by Sara Conkey

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