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Parental Guidance Recommended

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There’s a lot on, isn’t there? Are you tuckered out? Are the kids refusing to wear a jacket? Is this morning’s breakfast still in your hair? Feeling signs of parental rage? Are you on the verge of, or recovering from, a personal mental health crisis? You’ve come to the right place.

In this interactive session designed for parents, caregivers and health professionals alike, writers Ashe Davenport and Nayuka Gorrie defy the sanitised portrayal of parenthood to lead an open discussion about the often-chaotic realities of caregiving – for children and for yourself.

Come along, with or without the kids, to connect with other understandably unbalanced caregivers for a morning of dancing, oversharing, and honest conversation.

 

Illustration by Megan Herbert.

Tickets

You have the option to pay what you can for this for this event. As a guide, the suggested price is $15, although any amount will help cover our costs and keep these events accessible. Bookings are essential.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilets available

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Featuring

Portrait of Ashe Davenport
Ashe Davenport

Ashe Davenport is the author of Sad Mum Lady (2022) and several well-received poems on Instagram. She writes columns for the Guardian and Design Files.

Nayuka Gorrie

Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunnai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta essayist and screenwriter.

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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