Rebecca Schiller

Rebecca Schiller

An elegantly written portrait of a mental health crisis that is both triggered (partly) and healed by trying to care for a patch of land. After moving to a countryside smallholding, Rebecca Schiller finds her family’s new life is far from simple. Overwhelmed by what she has taken on and reeling from the turmoil in the wider world, her mind begins to unravel, and so she turns to her two acres, and to the women of this land’s past, searching for answers and hope. With host Tanya Shadrick.

Rebecca Schiller is a journalist and author of Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan; and Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter. She is co-founder and trustee of the human rights charity Birthrights and a regular contributor to The Guardian. Rebecca and her family raise a motley crew of goats, geese, ducks and chickens. They work their small plot to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers and restore wildlife to the land. This is why they 'no longer have time to brush their hair'.

Event Information

Event Date Sat 19 Feb 12:00 pm
Individual Price £5.00
Location Abbey Physic Community Garden