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Muvvahood Workshop

Muvvahood Workshop Poplar Union Single Mothers Community Film
Muvvahood Workshop Poplar Union Single Mothers Community Film

Are you a single parent? What would you like others to understand about what it means to be a single parent? Libby Liburd, single mum activist, actor, writer and performer of one woman show Muvvahood presents this interactive workshop for single parents who want to be heard!

In the UK, 1 in 4 Families are single parent families. That’s over 2 million single parents in the UK alone. And yet single parents, mothers in particular, have come under fire for years, subject to damaging stereotypes from the media, politicians and society in general.

Libby Liburd presents this interactive workshop for single parents. Libby wrote and presented the Guardian video ‘What is our problem with single mothers?’ which received over 2 million views:

The workshop

The workshop will be a safe space to explore the issues and themes raised in Muvvahood. There will be a chance for you to express your feelings and opinions about the emotional and practical aspects of single parenting. We’ll be working to create a short film or set of photographs that express what it’s like to be a single parent but there’s no pressure to perform, be ‘on camera’ or be identified.

This is a workshop aimed at adults but children of any age are welcome at parents’ discretion.

To attend this workshop you should identify or have identified as a single/lone/solo parent at some point (either currently or in the past) or have been raised by a single parent.

It is advised you attend the matinee of Muvvahood at 2pm on 11 November as this will inform much of the day’s discussion.