Linklog entries in April 2022

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Hay Festival 2022 

I’m delighted to be chairing two events at this year’s Hay Festival.

On Monday 30th May I will be in conversation with Candice Brathwaite, Joeli Brearley and Anna Kent to explore how we can have better births. Kent has written an extraordinarily moving memoir, Frontline Midwife, about her experiences in South Sudan, Bangladesh and the NHS. Brathwaite addresses the higher maternal mortality rates for black women in Britain. Brearley highlights the traumatic and isolated experiences of women on maternity wards throughout the Covid pandemic.

On Saturday 4th June, I’ll be interviewing George Monbiot and Feargal Sharkey about the shameful state of our polluted rivers and what needs to be done to clean them up.

Monday, 4 April 2022

Campaign launches – Not Morning Sickness 

Here’s the website for the Not Morning Sickness campaign. All credit to my fellow campaigner Charlotte Howden for pulling this together. We officially launched last week to a flurry of coverage.

I was interviewed by Emma Barnett on Woman’s Hour – and they shared a video clip of my interview on their Twitter and Instagram.

I also penned an article for Grazia about the campaign and why it matters.

Charlotte has shared her story in the Metro and the period-tracker app Flo have also run a piece by Chloe Lovell on why we need to stop saying morning sickness, including some quotes from me.