I Am Not Your Baby Mother - Candice Brathwaite (affiliate link)
It's about time we made motherhood more diverse...
When Candice fell pregnant and stepped into the motherhood playing field, she found her experience bore little resemblance to the glossy magazine photos of women in horizontal stripe tops and the pinned discussions on mumsnet about what pushchair to buy. Leafing through the piles of prenatal paraphernalia, she found herself wondering: "Where are all the black mothers?". Candice started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large.
This was such an eye-opening insightful read! An absolute must-read.
I'm really struggling to write this review if I'm honest - I feel like nothing I say will sum up how I feel about the book. It is one I feel like I should pass on to all of my friends but I want to keep it to look back at so I'll definitely have to gift it to them instead.
I will say I wanted a bit more of an insight in Candice's life - she does mention in the book that it's not her autobiography but she's so interesting it would be a great read!
40g oats, 120ml oat milk. 1 crushed lotus biscuit, 1 table spoon biscoff syrup melted (add some into the oat mixture and save some for drizzle). Raspberries and blueberries.
[originally posted Jan 19 2022]