Category Writing

Outlook Interview

My interview with Emily at BBC World Service’s Outlook programme aired last week. On the BBC. World Service. I KNOW. Gwad, it’s weird to hear your own voice coming out of the radio. I am so glad to have been interviewed by the BBC and hope this will really help raise awareness of PPP and […]

Any questions, please?

Last week, was my book launch. It was quite something, standing room only at the back. People even laughed. And in the right places too. I did the questions in a different way asking people to either write questions on paper or tweet with the #rattledlaunch. This was to encourage questions from less confident people, […]

Rattled – get your copy now!

Parenthood brings sleepless nights, tears and tantrums, nappy changes from hell, and the firm belief that you’re Cameron Diaz … wait, what?! New mum, Jen Wight, definitely wasn’t expecting that. But after her son was born, her worldview shifted in strange and unexpected ways. Within weeks, Jen found herself living a very different life – working […]

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” ― Willa Cather

A few months ago I had the wonderful task of being a judge on the Written Portraits writing competition for thirteen to eighteen year olds. This week I’m going to the launch of the book of the winners. I can’t wait to see who has been chosen. I have my favourite. Fingers crossed for her. […]

The Hardest Year

The Hardest Year is the story of one of the roughest introductions to motherhood you can imagine. Jen Wight breaks the taboo around mental ill health to honestly recount her experience of developing postpartum psychosis and then severe postnatal depression. She tells the tales of being convinced that she was Cameron Diaz; that she and […]

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