Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

James Williams, gay dad of two adopted siblings and writer of the 4 relative strangers blog is our Guest blogger for summer 2015.
He is a writer, actor and director and adopted his sons, aged 10 and 9, two years ago. His blog about his life with his partner as a gay family formed through adoption is soon to be published as a book. He was awarded the title of National Adoption Champion in 2014.
Follow James Williams here • www.4relativestrangers.blogspot.co.uk • twitter: @4RStrangers • facebook: 4relativestrangers

Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, a mum to a gay son and grandmother to a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity.
Anna’s blog: www.anna-courageousliving.com/writing-from-life

You’ll also find posts from occasional guest blogger Richard Westoby, of Families Through Surrogacy

Othermotherhood

Finn Mackay is a feminist activist who doesn’t fit into society’s assumed gender codes. Her partner carried and gave birth to their son, now almost 2 years old. In her guest blog Finn explores her experience of motherhood as a lesbian parent Finn’s blog: finnmackay.wordpress.com It took me over three months to be able to…
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Getting fresh in the flesh: fresh sperm vs defrosted frozen sperm

Alice Ellerby and her lesbian partner want a family one day so they've started looking into their options. As an aerialist and performer Alice was inspired to create Mother Mother, a collaborative show about lesbians' experiences of becoming mothers. In part two of Alice's guest blog she gets a rare opportunity to see life being…
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Same family, different schools

James Williams is a gay dad of two sibling boys aged 10 and 9. He is a writer, actor and director. He writes about his life with his partner as a gay family formed through adoption. Read his blog at 4relativestrangers which is soon to be a book. He was awarded the title of National…
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Committing to the politics of awareness

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna explores the role she has in society that only became apparent through having a gay son and a grandson exploring female gender identity. Anna’s website: www.annabianchi.co.uk This…
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A tribute to looked after children for their resilience

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, as well as a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Anna's last post exploring supporting her grandson's gender identity expression through courageous parenting created quite a bit of debate. Here, in her second blog post, Anna…
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L Fest 2015: review

Camping as grown-ups! Sharon Redrobe, her partner Louise, and their son Jake have been to L Fest every year so far. This year Jake was with family so We Are Family magazine sent Sharon and Louise to enjoy the festival as a couple. Here’s Sharon’s  verdict… “This was our first child free camping trip and…
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Supporting my grandson as he explores his identity

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna reflects on her own conditioning and honouring Ruben's* journey. Anna’s website: www.annabianchi.co.uk Ruben’s powder blue princess dress is bunched up over his thighs as he sits on…
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Looking back at the Families Through Surrogacy conference

A definitive success! I always give myself a month or so to reflect on and to judge the success of any event that I help to organise. Some will judge by the number of attendees, others will judge by cash flow; I don't, I judge the success of my events by whether or not they…
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