I told you recently about how my mum was a women’s libber in the Seventies. What I didn’t tell you was that she also helped run a women’s refuge, one of the first of its kind.
In the Eighties, she worked as a child care social worker, often facing the most appalling, brutal cases of abuse head on. No matter how frightened she was, no matter how many times she was threatened, she never avoided a visit.
In the Nineties, she retired, got an Open University degree, and retrained as a psychotherapist.
She is now retired again, 80 in November but she continues to amaze (although she can’t quite grasp the internet). And it’s from her I get my determination to succeed, no matter how big the odds.
This is my entry to the Gallery. The theme this week is ‘inspirational people’.