Story Topic: Work

A new life by the sea

Posted 2 October 2017

Emily is 34 and lives in Poole with her son, James, who is two and a half. She became a single parent last year after her marriage broke down. She describes having James as the...

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Life as an air hostess

Posted 2 October 2017

Single mum Rikki juggles looking after her two-year-old daughter Ava with frequent flying in her job as an air hostess. I’ve been a single parent from day one, as my daughter’s father and I separated when...

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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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Putting myself out there

Posted 2 October 2017

Louisa is 33 and lives in Torquay with her son, Finley, who’s 3 and a half. Louisa is originally from Aberdeen, but moved down to Devon to make a fresh start with her now ex-husband....

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Divorce in an Asian culture

Posted 23 June 2017

Sonia, 41, is from the South East and is a single mum to two girls, 11 year-old Kiran and nine year-old Jas*. For the past five years she’s overcome numerous challenges, from dealing with divorce...

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Bringing up a child with additional needs

Posted 12 March 2015

Dannie is 27 and works as a midwife. She has one son, Joshua, and she talks about bringing up a child with additional needs. Josh and me I had Joshua three weeks before my eighteenth birthday. He...

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