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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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Jenny McCall
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“How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

“When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me.”

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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Meet the woman not having children because of climate change

Emma Olliff explains how her concern about humans' environmental impact led her to decide against having children

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Cannes just turned a female filmmaker away because she is a mother

British director and actor Greta Bellamacina claims that she was refused entry to the festival because she was with her baby.

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“How growing up in nature helped heal my childhood broken heart”

When her mother mentally abandoned her, Meredith May turned to honey bees for comfort. Here, she shares her story.

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This is what it’s really like to live in a cult

There are estimated to be at least 1,000 cults operating in the UK. Here, a former cult member shares her story

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Alexandra Stein
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“What I learned from two years of joint therapy with my mum”

After DNA tests revealed she wasn’t related to her late father, Georgina Lawton found therapy was the only way to heal the rift between her and her mother

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Georgina Lawton
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How to cope with Mother’s Day if you don’t have a mum

One woman shares her coping mechanisms for getting through a difficult day

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Catherine Renton
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Louis Theroux reveals powerful new documentary on motherhood and mental health

The filmmaker opens up to Stylist about Mothers on the Edge, due to air on BBC2 in May

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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7 women on the most important lessons their mums taught them

How to cook, get over heartbreak and deal with your siblings

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“How mother-daughter twinning brought me closer to my mum”

As the twinning trend takes over Instagram, one woman explains why she has been co-ordinating her look with her mum for years

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Gwendolyn Smith
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Natural Cycles contraception app advert is banned for being misleading

The ASA has ruled that the app’s claim of being a ‘highly accurate contraceptive’ is misleading and exaggerates its effectiveness

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Why we should never question a woman on her reproductive prerogative

This Twitter thread powerfully highlights why it's nobody's business but her own

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Megan Murray
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The story behind my tattoo: a symbol of someone I loved very much

The meaning behind my sunshine-yellow bloom

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Amy Lewis
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This is why more women than ever are freezing their eggs

What’s driving more healthy, young women to spend around £5,000 to preserve their fertility?

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Rhiane Kirkby
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What we need to remember when talking about celebrity divorces

Gossip may be irresistible, but it can be damaging, too

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Why Meghan Markle is breaking this royal wedding tradition for her mother

The actress is taking steps to ensure Doria Ragland plays an important part in her wedding to Prince Harry

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Kayleigh Dray
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“How it feels to inherit a mental illness”

“It is possible to overcome the worst experiences of your life, whilst still hoping for the best.”

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Amy Molloy
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“Why we need to stop judging pregnant women's baby bumps”

A woman’s pregnancy is nobody’s business but her own.

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Julia Stiles reveals gender neutral name for baby boy

And it's very indie

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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