About Jane Chelliah

Introduction

My name is Jane Chelliah. Welcome to my blog.

I am an Asian mum/mom blogger blogging about feminism and other everyday things that matter in life. This is not just another one of the mom blogs.

I am the Asian mum from the extremely successful Channel 4 documentary called ‘Mums Make Porn’. I wrote about my experience for the Huffington Post UK.

I can be contacted at ambitiousmamas@gmail.com.

About six years ago I decided to become a blogger. There weren’t and still aren’t many Asian (Tamil) bloggers about, much less mum Asian bloggers. With intersectionality issues starting to gain prominence I decided that there was enough space in the blogger sphere for an Asian woman who is over 40 years old with a mixed-race daughter and who has a lot to say about feminist mothering, feminism, life and race issues.

My national and international readership levels have soared over the years. This is important to me because being a Feminist mother is a lived experience. Consequently, it is about sharing experiences and views in the hope that It will help other mothers. If you are wondering what ‘Feminist Mothering’ is please click on the links below to articles that I have written.

My achievements:

I was featured in The Guardian newspaper in 2018 in an interview about race.

F-Word articles:
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/feminist-mothering/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/that-white-skinned-girl-is-my-daughter/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/austerity-cuts-and-mothers/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/being-a-mother-being-a-feminist/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/is-domestic-violence-against-men-a-feminist-issue/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/why-i-wont-pose-for-playboy/
https://www.thefword.org.uk/2016/03/how-unconscious-bias-is-a-barrier-to-mothers/

I am a contributor to Feminism in India and you can find my articles here.

Sample of my articles below.

I blogged about European issues for Diem25 which is a movement founded by Yanis Varoufakis, the ex-finance minister for Greece, for progressive democrats.

I co-hosted a radio programme on feminism and politics at K2K Radio.

I wrote a chapter titled ‘Austerity and Gender Neutrality: The Excluding of Women and Mothers from Public Policy in the UK’ in a journal titled ‘Mothering in the age of neoliberalism’ published by MIRCI.

Jane Chelliah with Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece and co-founder of DiEM25
Jane Chelliah in the middle with her radio co-hosts on K2K Radio Station

I am the UN UK Women’s representative on GAPS for UN Resolution 1325

Mother activism on the rise in ‘Occupy.Com’: http://www.occupy.com/article/mother-activism-rise#sthash.prjnixxd.dpbs

I was also featured in a list of influential women in the world: http://ambitiousmamas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/my-inclusion-in-red-elephants-list-of.html

I was on the political committee that produced a paper titled: ‘The Purpose for Politics: Quality of Life”

I was a co-author of a political paper called: ‘Age Ready Britain’

I have presented papers on feminist mothering in Toronto, Lisbon and at the University of London.

I graduated in 2018 from the London School of Economics with a Merit in my Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. Currently studying the British Empire at Oxford University. Politics is my passion. My other passion is my daughter Maelo aged 19 who figures in many of my blog posts.

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV