As a mother, Mildenhall had a growing fear of the future of her country with what looked like an increasingly authoritarian government and a lack of empathy from its citizens towards vulnerable asylum seekers. Motivated by this anxiety, anger and frustration, Mildenhall put pen to paper and began to write The Mother Fault.
Are you a good mother? It’s a question that I’ve asked myself many times over the last 15 years, and the answer has changed more times than I’d like to admit. It was just past seven on the morning of April 24th when the warm, wriggling body of my daughter was placed on my chest. … Continue reading Good mothers with bad thoughts: A review of ‘The Push’ by Ashley Audrain