We asked what do you love most about spring?
GERALDINE WALSH Irish journalist and author, Geraldine lives in Dublin with her husband and their two daughters.
She spent much of her childhood reading the dictionary and is now passionate about opening up strong conversations and challenging stigmatised narratives through her writing. She says she can't write without coffee, but really, she can. "Spring is the perfect reminder to nurture and renew ourselves. As the cherry blossoms bloom and the branches stretch, so do we." In this edition Geraldine takes an honest look at the emotions of motherhood and talks about the importance of acknowledging rage on page 22.
Nutritional therapist, pilates instructor and mum of two, Fleur works with mums struggling with thyroid conditions. "I’m a real country girl and I find it impossible to sit inside when the sun is shining. When
I’m not working or running around after my two young boys, my favourite things to do are taking long walks or horse riding.
I love everything about Spring! The light, the warmth, the sight of new life appearing everywhere. Our bodies are in perfect balance with the seasons." Read Fleur’s tips for dealing with tiredness as a new mum on page 65.
NATALIE PIPKIN Bookstore owner Natalie says harmful opinions of Black culture have shaped how people view themselves. “If we don't tell the story correctly,
we're going to continue having the same racial disparities, continue to have the same issues with the curriculums in the school, and the arguments and debates on social media,” Natalie says. “So when I bring the stories to the forefront, when I highlight the stories and I highlight the truth of who we are and share it with the world, the world is a better place.” Get her YA book recommendations on page 55.
GUDRUN GETZ MONCRIEFF A mother and writer living in Cambridgeshire with her musician husband and two children,
Gudrun runs the ethical mothering blog Ecofeminist Mama. She looks forward to being less crucial to bedtimes, so she can go out and sing jazz. And the aspect she loves most about the season? “The best thing about Spring is seeing life emerge from the earth." In this issue, Gudrun writes the story of her rainbow pregnancy alongside grieving the loss of her father. Read her story on page 29.
We would like to thank all our amazing writers, illustrators and photographers:
Lucy Aitkenread, Sarah Banks, Chloe Bell, Eve Bell, Martine Carroll, Katy Cocklin, Emma Croman, Lucy Cunningham, Dane and Stella De Luca Mulandiee, Charles Dowding, Jo Ebisujima, Esther Edith, Alice Godfrey, Robin Grille, Andy Hamilton, Elizabeth Hannam, Kitten Homma, Joey Hulin, Glennie Kindred,
Devon Kuntzman, Dr. Laura Markham, Saskia Marjoram, Sarah McKenzie, Gigi Møller, Sophia Moreno, Hannah Neville Green, Esme Pfaff, Emine Kali Rushton, Dee Sangan, Mim Saxl, Jo and Guy Schanschieff, Magnus and Fiona Smyth, Pam Sorooshian, Jonny Strangeways, Rachelle Strauss, Donna Taylor, Leah Vanderveldt,
Hannah Venning, Katie Wells, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, Claire Winfield, Mallory Wolfgramm, Helen Wright
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