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Each generously shared experience powerfully validates and chips away at shame, as it speaks the truth of hoping, waiting, losing, loving and questioning.
Anna Mathur, bestselling author of Know Your Worth

No One Talks About This Stuff: Twenty-Two Stories of Almost Parenthood

Kat Brown
Status: published
Publication Date: 21.03.2024
  • Paperback£10.99
  • Ebook via Glassboxx£5.99
  • Signed£25.00
  • Remembering our Children£10.00

    There will be a space in this anthology for anyone who wishes to remember a lost child, whether they were born or not. This level is for anyone who would like to add a name or tribute.

  • London Picnic£25.00

    Join Kat for a picnic in a London park after the publication of the anthology - an opportunity for readers to share their experiences and enjoy a cup of tea with friends.

  • Dog walk with Kat & Sybil£65.00

    Join Kat and her dog Sybil (pictured) for a walk and talk in a London park (or anywhere within an hour's drive of London). Cup of tea or coffee included.

  • Book Club Visit£25.00

    Kat will join your book club either in person in London or within an hour's drive of the city, or virtually.

  • Let Kat tell your story£285.00

    Got a story you can't put down in words, or a family member you'd love to hear more about? Kat will interview you, or someone close to you (with their permission) and write it up as either a first-person story, or a third-person feature (not for publication).

  • Virtual dog walk with Sybil£65.00

    For those who can't make it to London or its surrounds: join Kat and her dog Sybil (pictured), or if preferred her cats, for a walk or a sit in the garden, and a talk. BYO coffee.

  • Social Media Consulatation - Silver£85.00

    Let Kat help you, or your organisation, with your social media. Kat has worked in social media at organisations including Twitter, BBC Radio 4, British GLAMOUR and The Telegraph. Pledge for this level and, in a half-hour-long call, she will provide you with an analysis of one of your platforms (chosen in advance) and how you might improve it to meet your specified goals.

  • Social Media Consulatation - Gold£285.00

    Let Kat help you, or your organisation, with your social media. Kat has worked in social media at organisations including Twitter, BBC Radio 4, British GLAMOUR and The Telegraph. Pledge for this level and, in an hour-long call, she will provide you with an analysis of multiple channels of your choosing (chosen in advance, unless you would prefer an on the hoof piece of strategising) identifying the weak spots and challenges, and outlining a strategy for what you should do to achieve your specified goals.

Each generously shared experience powerfully validates and chips away at shame, as it speaks the truth of hoping, waiting, losing, loving and questioning.
Anna Mathur, bestselling author of Know Your Worth

No One Talks About This Stuff is a support group for almost-parents: it is a place to share journeys of loss and limbo, to confront social pressure and to find courage in the darkness of tragedies which happen every day yet are brushed under the carpet.

So, we hear from a stepmother who wrestles with infertility. A husband and wife each tell their experience of losing their baby. A lesbian comes of age at a time when gay people rarely become parents. A father finds loss to be his unlikely superpower. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder impacts a person’s choices about having a family. A black woman unpacks ancestral shame while finding renewed purpose. And each person shares how they lived through it.

This captivatingly beautiful, profound and honest anthology opens a much-needed conversation about society, family and honouring the missing children we will never forget.

'Will allow you to find the peace, the rage, the acceptance, the anger, the love, the hatred, the joy and the connection that we all need to be allowed to feel' Pippa Vosper, author of Beyond Grief

'The voices of the contributors are necessarily varied, but they are unified by fascinating and moving insights' Julia Bueno, author of The Brink of Being

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