My name is Jane Chelliah. Welcome to my blog.
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.
I was featured in The Guardian newspaper in 2018 in an interview about race.
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-host a radio programme on feminism on the last Wednesday of every month 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.
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 with a Merit in my Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Politics is my passion. My other passion is my daughter Maelo aged 19 who figures in many of my blog posts.