Stepmumspace founder Katie Harrison's podcast series "You're not my Mum; The stepmum's side" is available on BBC Sounds, Apple & Spotify.
The series was commissioned by the BBC after Katie won "The Rachael Bland new podcast award". The award was designed to give air time to topics which aren't usually spoken about. It was launched in memory of Rachael Bland, the 5 live presenter who launched the series 'You me and the big C' before dying of cancer aged 40. Rachael's bravery at speaking in such an honest way is hugely inspiring. The people who knew her told Katie she was passionate about giving air time to communities without a voice, We hope she would have liked what Katie and Rachael's colleagues created with "You're not my Mum".
Stepmum Space - the podcast!
When the BBC series finished Katie was inundated with lovely messages from wonderful women saying they missed the content and wanted more "real stepmum chat"!
Katie's mission has always been to give stepmums a voice and to encourage society to view stepmums with the same empathy and understanding as "real" mums.
The "Stepmum Space" podcast is live now and each week Katie talks to brilliant guests who candidly share their experiences of the fairytales, and scarytales of stepfamily life.
If you are interested in sharing your story on a future episode please get in touch!