to Women's Words. This site exemplifies the collaboration of five
women who have shared their experiences and memories in interviews
conducted during 2003 and 2004. My name is Sharon Hunt and this
site is based on interviews which were undertaken as part of my
Life History certificate course at the Centre for Continuing Education
at the University of Sussex. The subsequent design and development
of this website is also a requirement of the course.
these were life history interviews the main focus of our discussions
related to our working lives and those of our mothers. I hope that
these life stories will offer a fascinating insight into how women
in the past and present can contribute to our social and historical
understanding of working women. Especially, with regards to how
women can successfully combine motherhood and family life with both
work and career aspirations. The following pages also aim to offer
an exploration of other areas such as bereavement and grief.
live in a busy society where new technology has in many ways made
our lives much easier and more comfortable. Yet it appears that
for many women we feel that we must conform to both traditional
and contemporary ideals of the good
wife and mother as well as striving to be successful in our
careers. There is increasing pressure on women nowadays to 'have
it all' - to maintain beautiful homes and to be ambitious whilst
retaining responsibility for the upbringing and nurturing of happy,
well adjusted children.
pebbles on a beach - each persons life story and how it is told
is unique. This website is intended to be an informal collection
of memories to be shared as we take you on a journey through the
shifting sands of time. It is dedicated to mothers and daughters
I hope you will find the following pages informative and enjoyable.
Please contact me
if you have any suggestions to improve the layout and content of