Kerry Hedley

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kerry-hedleyI first discovered Mothers at Home Matter through Facebook when my daughter was a baby. Most of the other mothers I knew had gone back to work & I was starting to feel isolated as a stay at home mum. I was delighted to find MAHM but shocked that it currently seems to be the only organisation in the UK campaigning for & supporting families with a stay at home parent. I became a member in 2012 & joined the committee in 2014. I have written articles for the newsletter & website & created embroideries that were displayed at the Feminism in London conference. I also help run the MAHM Facebook closed groups- i) Mothers at Home Matter and ii) MAHM Member’s Community.

I studied Women’s Studies, English & Postcolonial Literature at University & wrote my Masters thesis on the importance of the mother/daughter relationship in Caribbean women’s writing. I worked as a Bookseller & a University Librarian before having my daughter in 2011 & deciding to become a stay at home mum.

I am passionate about feminism, attachment/gentle parenting & using craft for both pleasure & activism.

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