I’m an English/Irish mother of two boys Luke (12 years) and Wilfred  (8 years). My husband Dan and I and Luke and Wilfred live in the Hague during term time and spend our holidays traveling and on adventures.

I felt honoured to be invited to participate in this wonderful initiative by inspirational friend Elske. I’m so incredibly lucky to have the privileges I do and to do something to support the brilliant work of Stichting Melania in supporting and empowering women in building agency in their own lives and that of their communities seemed like an great opportunity.

Having herniated a disc at the end of 2020 this will be a particularly big challenge for me. I am feeling nervous but also excited to undertake this challenge with a wonderful team of 8 women. It will hopefully be a milestone in my journey to full recovery.