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Fatherhood Reconstructed

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This Father's Day we decided to ask some father's to tell us what fatherhood means to them.  We thought that it was important to create a space for father's to share their experience rather than write something from a mother's perspective, we are about authentic narratives after all.  Father's you are vital and we value ...

Self Care Sunday 4th June 2017

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“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen Artwork by Laurie Cooper   "Giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself"... How many of us have versions of ourselves that serve a particular purpose?  You know ...

RAISING EXCELLENCE 1ST ANNIVERSARY EVENT!

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"Just because we are magic doesn't mean we are not real” – Jesse Williams. On Wednesday 14th June 2017 online forum Motherhood Reconstructed is celebrating its 1st anniversary with a panel discussion entitled, "Raising Excellence". This conversation will explore the reality of raising children to reach their full potential whilst avoiding the limitations of stereotypes and ...

Yvonne Telford on Motherhood.

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Before you had your children and started KemiKids, what was day to day life typically like for you? Before having my daughters, I was a Credit Risk Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline. I gave up work after I became a mother. I knew this was going to happen because before my husband John and I got married, we ...

WHAT IS NATURAL IN 2017? #2

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Inspirational YOU and Motherhood Reconstructed proudly present the second installment in their natural hair and well-being panel discussion, “What is Natural in 2017?” This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the the beauty and politics of transitioning or wearing our natural hair. The Black hair care industry has seen a rise of ...

Grateful for Sisterhood

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Image from Black Blossoms Today Leah and I had the pleasure of contributing to an exhibition / project that has been curated by Bee Tajudean founder of Black Blossoms and Paula Akpan founder of The I'm Tired Project. I'm Tired is an award winning photography project which aims to to highlight the lasting impact of everyday ...

The Comfort Zone

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You know that place, where you're relaxed and everything is ok... The place where you tend to be chilled, your pulse rate is down, your tongue isn't stuck to the roof of your mouth and you're generally not sweating. It's a happy place, you know where it is, you know your limitations within it and you ...

Mother’s Day

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We all know that Mother's Day is really every day and we love, celebrate and appreciate being Mothers, as well as our own Mother's always. But seen as we have this day dedicated to us we thought we'd embrace it and ask some of the Mums we follow what their own Mother's mean/meant to them. Afua ...