Launch event of ‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’

‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’ is being launched by Compass and Jane Chelliah, the blogger ‘ambitiousmamas’, to push for those issues that affect mothers to be adopted as a cross-party effort. ‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’ will put forward issue areas and make a case using Matricentrism principles as to why mothers need a political discourse that represents their interests.

This event will be chaired by Frances Foley from Compass.

Dr Mark Boden, male feminist and Marxist scholar.

Kirsten Bayes, network speaker with the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

Christine El Issa, activist against racism

Claire Hobson, former head of UK Trade & Investment France and currently working in the city as head of Policy and Public Affairs

Jane Chelliah on how Matricentric policies can benefit from a progressive alliance

Lunch will be provided. Children very welcome. Disability access with a wheelchair ramp.

Please email Jane Chelliah at as confirmation that you are attending otherwise just turn up on the day.


Caption: Launch of Mothers for a Progressive Alliance. Speakers from left to right: Claire Hobson who spoke about women and work, Dr Mark Boden who spoke about how changes in the workplace have affected mothers, Kirsten Bayes (behind) spoke about the effects of the arms trade on women, Christine El Issa spoke about Islamaphobia, Jane Chelliah and Frances Foley, Compass.


The Role of Women in Chess-an International Women’s Day Event

Jane Chelliah, the blogger at ambitiousmamas, is holding an event on the influence of female chess players in history in celebration of International Women’s Day. Chess is traditionally seen as a masculine game and the role of women has largely gone unnoticed.

Ian Grant, a Chess player and tutor for 26 years, has done research into how women have influenced the game. He will give a short biography of the history of chess, followed by an introduction of women players and their influence on the game. Ian will also talk about his current work on integrating Chess into mental health strategies.

Date: 17 March 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 2 to 4pm

Venue: 108, The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN

Wheelchair access. Children welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Please email Jane Chelliah at if you require further information.


Jane Chelliah, the blogger at ambitiousmamas, is holding an event on the theme of ‘Skin & Feminism’.

Come along and celebrate the racial diversity within feminism in recognition of International Women’s Day.

There will be speakers and discussions on how skin is a political feature of feminism. Whether it’s your skin colour, your experience of your ethnicity in the Western world, wearing animal fur or checking your privilege based on your skin colour it is uncontestable that skin is a constant feature of the subjective feminist experience.

The evening will feature speakers on White feminism, Asian feminism, Chinese feminism, mixed race feminism and Colorism. There will also be an exhibition titled “Honest you photo” featuring women without make up .

Venue: The Calder Bookshop, 51, The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LF

Date: 9 March, Friday

Time: 7.30 to 9pm.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Jane Chelliah on if you require further information.


Don’t believe me? Read the tweet below. Liberals,  it must be universally acknowledged, spend a heck of a lot of time investing in building up a bank of knowledge. We read, we write and we like to be challenged. We attend numerous political events and lectures (I love the LSE’s evening talks). Not for us the stupid sweeping statements such as, “I am a stable genius”, without actually being able to prove this.

It would be so much easier to be a stark raving bonkers right -winger. All they do is indulge in sound bites – ‘Make America Great Again’. What the hell does that mean? Trump’s supporters swallow it hook, line and sinker and chant it like Hollywood produced Zombie clones without questioning what it means.

Liberals would want to know whether it carries a ‘subjective’ or ‘objective’ meaning? Does it cover housing issues and would it stop the privatisation of essential services? What does ‘Great’ mean and look like?

No wonder Liberal Democrats are mentioned as smart people.

P/S: Dr Trump, the uncle, died in 1985 before the fall of the Berlin Wall which changed the global nuclear agenda. If Donnie Trump credits his uncle for his nuclear knowledge then we have even more reason to have fear because there is a long gap in the President’s knowledge of events and international relations.