Laura is an artist, midwife, award-winning writer and birth activist. She combines her artistic and healthcare practice, to bring a fresh interdisciplinary perspective to support reproductive justice, and evolve feminist readings of the body.
Laura's essay 'Fish and Apple Strudel' features in the forthcoming publication Roots and Rebellion, as a winner of the JKP Writing Prize, 2023 (above).
The Maternal Journal Book, co-written with Samantha McGowan, was published in October 2021 - a creative guide to journaling through pregnancy, birth and beyond, featuring >80 guides created by artists, midwives, doulas and therapists. Available to order now!
You can read Laura's essay, 'How to be a Mother Artist' in this excellent anthology - An Artist and a Mother, published in March, 2023 by Demeter Press, that speaks to the diverse ways artists balance creative life with the demands of mothering.
Photo - Laura in green, with daughters and Dr Ronx at the NHS SOS demo, 2023