J K Rowling ' I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life'

(21 Posts)
corlan Wed 18-Sep-13 19:54:53

Very good article here on the stigma attached to being a single parent.

(Brought a tear to my eye!)

teatimesthree Wed 18-Sep-13 20:04:45

Brilliant piece, thanks for sharing it.

Theincidental Wed 18-Sep-13 20:11:05

Oh I am sobbing!

It's so rare to read an article like that...yet there are so many of us.

Jk Rowling is the reason my brother learned to read (aged 21) and now she's giving me strength in a very different way.

I am quite shocked at how much that article has affected me.

CuttedUpPear Wed 18-Sep-13 20:15:25

Are those the real colour of her eyes?
<misses the point>

But YAY! JK.

ProtectiveMother Wed 18-Sep-13 20:19:45

J K Rowling is a fucking legend and has made me so happy with that article

ProtectiveMother Wed 18-Sep-13 20:20:21

Thanks for posting it OP :-)

ProtectiveMother Wed 18-Sep-13 20:21:39

What do you mean are those the colour of her eyes? Maybe she's wearing contact lenses? Who cares if she is or isn't?

LilyBossom Wed 18-Sep-13 20:24:31

amazing woman.

BasilBabyEater Wed 18-Sep-13 20:46:09

Bumping because it's so good

CuttedUpPear Wed 18-Sep-13 20:54:38

I mean her eyes are amazing, Protectivemother, I wonder if they are real or contacts? Looks a bit magical to me.

GrapevineMerlot Wed 18-Sep-13 21:01:19

The last line of that brought a tear to my eye, her daughter saying that she didn't know that they were poor, she just remembers being happy. I remember the exact same from my childhood, and I so hope my son remembers the same from his, or at least that I'm able to dig us out of this hole before he can. She's an inspiration.

HereIsMee Thu 19-Sep-13 12:29:32

My son loved her books, what an amazing woman. :-)

Parttimelover Fri 08-Nov-13 08:18:24

Brilliant article. She is spot on.

BerstieSpotts Fri 08-Nov-13 08:27:13

I love her. She is so inspiring just because she is so nice and speaks sense.

losingtrust Sat 09-Nov-13 11:57:51

Great example of the amount of good that single parents do. I must admit I am also proud of being a single mother and having happy children. It is a great achievement. We should all be proud of ourselves and remember if you are happy and satisfied there is a good chance your kids will be.

IslaValargeone Sat 09-Nov-13 12:01:53

Why the arseyness over someone questioning her eye colour? ffs it wasn't a judgement.
No wonder this place goes bonkers at times.
Good article.
Nice eyes.

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Thu 08-May-14 13:20:32

BBC article here confirming J K Rowling has won her case against Daily Fail for their shitty article in response to this piece.

smile Good!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 08-May-14 13:21:39

Make her a Dame, I say.

Meglet Fri 09-May-14 09:59:32

this is a May 2010 piece by JK Rowling, in the pre-paywall Times smile.

CagneynotLacey Fri 09-May-14 10:32:28

Thanks for posting this, Meglet, and to OP.
I love both of these articles. I love JK Rowling. She is an inspiration.

paulapantsdown Fri 09-May-14 10:46:42

JKR for Prime Minister I say!
She's bloody marvellous.

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