Please join us for a conversation on the shifts in approaches to lesbian parenting and family formations throughout history. Touching on themes like assisted reproduction, co-motherhood, and the fight against the dominance of heterosexist family values in British society, we will discuss the various ways in which lesbian mothers have imagined and built relationships with both each other and their children from the 1970s up until present day.
We will be joined by Rebecca Jennings and Petra Nordqvist, two experts on lesbian motherhood in history and sociology respectively, who will each present a paper on the period they specialise in. Aiming to reach a more complete understanding of the history of lesbian motherhood, both speakers will then enter a dialogue with each other, mapping out the differences and similarities between understandings of lesbian family formations then and now.
Throughout this conversation, the audience will be encouraged to share their own experiences or ask any questions that may come to mind.