Television has historically shown motherhood as a wholesome, gratifying part of women-over-30’s lives. In the media, abortions are usually a plot point for the characters to get talked out of, and the duress of being a mother is often fully outweighed by the joy of having children. While these are undoubtedly relatable narratives for a great number, it is essential to offer alternatives representation of the experience of motherhood.
Netflix’s original series “13 Reasons Why” premiered March 31st and has since created a lot of debate. At the center of the discussion about the series is its intensely graphic depiction of rape and its handling of the theme of suicide, which is shown as a possible answer to mental health issues.
“Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?”
Here’s our pick of 9 British women we could watch move into the Tardis next year.
In our Tunesday series, we will highlight a musician, song, or album that is currently making us smile, reflect or wonder. This week, we will focus on the French artist Christine and The Queens and her song “iT”.