Mother’s Day 14th March 2021

My thoughts on mothers day of raising a beautiful human

Mother’s Day

Doesn’t quite feel normal today

So much going on in the world

This week has been busy

Things are getting shaken up

I’m feeling so lost & angry

How to parent a black son through this crazy world

Alone

Solo parenting is a theme I often work through

Most of the time I feel blessed that I get to be my son’s parent, to spend every day with him, to enjoy the wonder that he is

But sometimes it feels hard

It feels hard while he’s trying to navigate the world

While he’s feeling the hate

While he’s working out how to grow into a kind man

Yet feeling attacked for being male

Perhaps feeling attached for being black (that narrative is harder to understand for both of us)

I  empathise with boys and men, who haven’t been taught how to be in touch with their humanity, who struggle to be male, kind and loving

I know the narrative of blame is not helpful

I am really aware that we do live in a patriarchal society

The statistics say it all

It’s not all men, but it does appear to be all women (or most)

So those men saying it’s not all men

Do something

Use your power and your privilege

Show the next generation how to be powerful loving men

Use your power to overturn structural problems which keep women disempowered

Get in touch with your shame, work through it

Point out sexist and aggressive behaviour

We are waking up

Let’s keep doing the work

It’s time to change 

Mother's Day 2021
My thoughts on raising a beautiful human

Published by Laura Hamblyn Holistic Therapist

I live in the UK, in a large town north of London, I am devoted to my spiritual path, and I’ve discovered that real joy comes from service, I am a qualified healer and therapist, meditation teacher, a vegan chef, and a solo mother to a wonderful child.

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