Word Weavers - Women's Voices

A Day in the Life of .........

1950s Mumsy Mummy versus 21st Century Yummy Mummy

Two monologues by Yvonne Skinner

Have things fundamentally changed in the last 60 years for women…and men?  In these often-funny monologues two women, from different eras, describe their day, revealing the quality of their lives, their responsibilities, expectations and, strangely, how the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Peggy's Story

A monologue by Dorothy Dickinson

A woman now in her late 70s reflects on her sister Peggy's experience.  In the early 1950s, Peggy was pregnant and unmarried, and her child was taken from her for adoption against her wishes.

The Piano Teacher

A story by Dorothy Dickinson

A highly respected doctor in her 40s reflects on an incident of child abuse which she suffered as a young girl.  Is it time for retribution?