Women in Mind event: Confinement - 26 October 2020

Dec 2, 2021, 14:25 PM
An evening exploring how quarantine has challenged our sense of ourselves.
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An evening exploring how quarantine has challenged our sense of ourselves. 

As women who have only just staked a claim on public space, how has enforced domesticity affected our identities during the pandemic? How have we coped with the intrusion of public life onto our private lives via zoom meetings? Have expectations around mothering and caring become more onerous? And in the shifting sands of our virtual identities, which are often now the only public identity we have, how are we to maintain our sense of ourselves and our sanity? 

Join us for a thoughtful evening in conversation with Susie Orbach and Abigail Burdess.

Susie Orbach Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Writer and Co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre in London and The Women’s Therapy Centre in New York.

She is the author of many books. Her most recent In Therapy: The Unfolding Story is an expanded edition of In Therapy (an annotated version of the BBC series listened to live by 2 million people). Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978. Bodies (which won the APA Women’s Prize in 2009) was updated in 2019.

Her other books include Hunger Strike, What’s Really Going on Here?, Towards Emotional Literacy, On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, Fifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor).

She was recently the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award given by the British Psychoanalytical Council. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Abigail Burdess, Actor, Writer, Comedian Abigail has written for and appeared in many TV and radio comedies and children’s shows including Tracey Ullman’s Show, Cuckoo and So Beano. She is currently writing a novel about the darker side of motherhood.

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Hosted on 26 October by The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Kings College London. The evening explored how quarantine has challenged our sense of ourselves with and in conversation with Susie Orbach and Abigail Burdess.

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'Women in Mind' is a series of events by the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

It aims to engage health professionals and the public in debate and discussion about challenges to women's mental health across the lifecycle.

The events are shaped around interviews with inspirational women on professional or personal experiences that have shaped their views on women's mental health, both in terms of difficulties and resilience.

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