Vanessa Olorenshaw

Mother & author of Liberating Motherhood. Wearer of Purplestockings

Vanessa is the author of the Politics of Mothering, a political pamphlet, and Liberating Motherhood: Birthing the Purplestockings Movement - on mothers, feminism and western culture. The book will be published 23 September 2016 by Womancraft Publishing.

She has two children. A lawyer for a few years before enjoying a career as a law reporter for a legal publishing company, she decided to stay at home when her son was born as they, quite simply, could not bear to be separated from each other. Such is love.

See her blog, The Politics of Mothering

And like the Facebook page

Put on those purplestockings and ROAR! #purplestockings

She is a Friend of the organisation Mothers at Home Matter and a founding member of the Women's Equality Party and a contributor to the party's policy development.