Story Topic: Stigma

Raising 7 kids alone

Posted 4 October 2017

Rob lives in London with his seven children aged three to 15. He’s been a single dad for almost two years after separating from his wife. He works full-time as a swimming teacher in a...

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Homeschooling my son

Posted 3 October 2017

Remi lives in London with her son Raphael, 15. She and her husband had a privileged life, employing a nanny and sending Raphael to private school. However, after their marriage broke down things changed dramatically...

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From teen mum to career highflyer

Posted 3 October 2017

Sacha is 42 and lives in North London. She has two children, Ricky who is 25, and Saffron, 17. After becoming a single parent at 16, many people thought Sacha would never amount to anything....

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What makes me angry – by Martina Cole

Posted 3 October 2017

Martina Cole is a best-selling crime fiction author. First becoming a single parent at 18 and again in later life, she has been a Gingerbread ambassador since 2008. Here, Martina explains why she believes parenthood...

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Fighting exhaustion and discrimination

Posted 2 October 2017

Maria is single mum to two sons, who are thriving. But juggling work and family life with little support is exhausting, she says. “I once had a run-in with another mum, who said she couldn’t invite...

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