Chair: Susie Orbach
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After her twins were born at only 30 weeks, Francesca Segal sat vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated. In conversation with acclaimed psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and author Susie Orbach, Francesca talks about those heart-wrenching days amidst a band of fearless and inspirational mothers.
Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her debut novel, The Innocents, won the Costa First Novel Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Awkward Age (‘smart soulful and compelling’ Nick Hornby) was published in 2017. She lives in London with her husband and twin girls.
Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 and is the author of many books including Fat is a Feminist Issue, Hunger Strike, On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, and In Therapy. Susie has a clinical practice seeing individuals and couples.