Inspiring women - celebrating ladies who are changing the world


What a great time of year to celebrate women. With Mothers day and international women's day, I want to take time to recognise some of the amazing women who are doing what they can to change the world. These are definitely women who encapsulate what it means to press for progress.

Over the past year, they have collectively achieved so much in shaping the world around them. I have beamed with pride each time one of them are invited to speak out in the press in order to raise awareness for some much-needed changes. You may have heard them on Radio 4, seen them on ITV's This Morning, BBC's Victoria Derby Show, Sky news, or read about them in all the major (and many local) newspapers.

They have campaigned for more Changing Places Loos (let's not forget the push for John Lewis to consider this, or the fantastic toilet advent calendar), greater awareness of the dangers of Valproate in pregnancy and the potential impact on future generations, and a greater recognition of Pathological Demand Avoidance. They have also run parent support groups, provided training, given talks, written books, and launched charities.

Despite their own challenging circumstances each of these amazing time have dedicated time and effort to share their own stories, highlight challenges they face, strategies that work for them, and provide a space in which other parents can be supported. This includes challenges with Violent Challenging behaviour, the grief of losing a child, childhood anxiety, school refusal, bullying, exclusion, wheelchair access difficulties, inclusive schooling, and obtaining EHCPs.

By sharing their stories of family life they have allowed other families and parents to become more informed and feel less alone, as they work their way through the parenting maze. Their insights and tips have helped inform those going through similar experiences when they are searching for some much-needed advice.

This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what they have done, and there are many more amazing women that I would have like to have highlighted but are not listed here as they blog anonymously.

To all of these amazing women, I say THANK YOU. For everything you do, and everything that you share.

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  1. Awww, thanks, so honoured to be included! I've been inspired by how much you are doing in your workplace too x

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    1. Thank you - I am like oking forward to the work initiative taking off.

      You and your blog have been a big part of our journey for the past 3 years 😊

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  2. What a wonderful idea, it's lovely to be included in such an inspirational group of women

    Candi

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    1. Such an amazing group of women, who like you are doing what they can to raise awareness & push for change

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  3. So touched that you included me in such a great list, thank you x

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    1. Each time I listen ok at the list I am reminded of the impact that everyone has, and how much support is given to each other.

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  4. What a really lovely post thank you so much for including me. It really is little moments such as this that make it worthwhile. xx

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    1. It is definitely the little moments that count. Together they lead to bigger moments 😊

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