How To Be Amazingly Happy!

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DIVA talks happiness, reinvention and childlessness with performer, theatre-maker and director Victoria Firth BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK After running the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield for 12 years, Victoria Firth has returned to her ambition to act. Her autobiographical solo show, How To Be Amazingly Happy!, deals with social and personal perceptions of childless [….]

Toys will be toys: Barbie brand releases first gender-neutral dolls

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“Knowing we’ve created something that makes [children] feel recognised, that’s a beautiful thing” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Barbie-brand Mattel has launched the first range of gender-neutral dolls under the name, Creatable World. On their website, the company states, “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them. Introducing Creatable [….]

FILM REVIEW: They

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How do you raise a child as gender neutral? BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Louisa Rechenbach’s short documentary They accompanies a young family who chose to keep the biological sex of their baby a secret in order to prevent people from having preconceived notions about their gender. The film has been selected to be shown [….]

Looking to start a family? Visit the Fertility Show London 1-3 November 2019

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The London Fertility Show is for those who want to start a family – and Cryos International will be there to guide you! BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL  Every year The Fertility Show London has thousands of visitors who use the event as a place to learn, listen and discover more before embarking on their fertility journeys. Over [….]

My motherhood journey: the result

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“I felt we were out. It was over” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Once again, the first week was ok. This is the week filled with so much hope. Hope that your body is doing everything it needs to make that little embryo comfortable. Week two was when it got hard. I remember waking up feeling those [….]