This is a social group for women who lost their mothers in childhood, or under the age of 21.
Losing your mother during childhood is not a ‘normal’ experience and while we’ve almost certainly built up extraordinary resources going through life, what’s normal for us probably isn’t ‘normal’ for the girl next door. We're different than women and girls who have their mothers, so whether we know it or not, we are part of a special sisterhood.
A little bit about me: I’m in my 30’s (born in North London) and I lost my mother to breast cancer when she was 42 and I was 13. A few years later, I also lost my father. I’m a professional working in communications and have lived and worked abroad for many years. I've enjoyed some extraordinary adventures and experiences in life and have been blessed with a few wonderful people in it.! At the same time however, the loss never goes away and there exists an indelible sense of being different.
Since Hope Edelman, wrote her precedent-setting book “Motherless Daughters – The Legacy of Loss’ in 1994, groups have sprung up all over the world, but not in London – why?
The possibilities for meetings are limitless – from gatherings at home, to organising charitable events, even sharing academic or cultural pursuits. Mostly though, just meeting one another and sharing our experiences, supporting one another when we need it.
I’d like to emphasise that right now this is not a therapeutic support group (with a professional therapist), but rather a social group for women to meet, share friendship, experiences and advice, though this could change in the future, given funding..
If any of this resounds with you, please get in touch. I hope to meet once a month at first somewhere in central London or zone 2 for simple gatherings and to take it from there. I’m also looking for a co-organizer if anyone is interested..
Looking forward to meeting!
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Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:30 PM
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.