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W.A.W. (Women+ at Work) is an art project by Emma Smith on the history and future of women at work.

Women at Work Emma Smith

    • Arts

W.A.W. (Women+ at Work) is an art project by Emma Smith on the history and future of women at work.

    WORK BODY READY: breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, rights and returning

    WORK BODY READY: breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, rights and returning

    WORK BODY READY: breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, rights and returning.

    Chaired by curator Rachel Fleming-Mulford with speakers Emma Smith, international artist and founder of W.A.W., Professor Amy Brown expert in breastfeeding , the Cambridge based Kings Hedges Family Support Project, Dr Helen McCarthy author of forthcoming publication Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood and Liz Brennan, Branch  Secretary for Unison Cambridge City. This session considers the  pregnant and post-pregnant body at work including the (in)visibility of  the working pregnant body, parents’ grassroots experiences at work,  breastfeeding and returning to work, and parental and women’s rights in the workplace.

    For more information please visit: http://www.womenatworkcambridge.com/

    Links to contributing organisations:

    https://www.khfsp.org.uk/

    https://branches.unison.org.uk/branch/cambridge-city-and-south-local-government/

    https://maternityaction.org.uk/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    WORK BODY READY: fertility and perinatal loss

    WORK BODY READY: fertility and perinatal loss

    WORK BODY READY: preconception, fertility, infertility and perinatal loss.


    Chaired by curator Rachel Fleming-Mulford with speakers Emma Smith, international artist and founder of W.A.W. , award winning speaker, author and leading UK voice on fertility Jessica Hepburn, and Clare Foster of the Miscarriage Association, award recipient for her resources for  young people and miscarriage. This session discusses the silence in the  workplace around preconception, fertility, infertility and perinatal loss. It will consider the impact that these experiences have on working life and look at strategies for support, survival, and awareness.

    For more information please visit: http://www.womenatworkcambridge.com/

    Some accounts in this podcast include content that some listeners may find distressing. You may find the following organisations helpful:

    https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/ 

    https://www.sands.org.uk/

    • 32 min

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