How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents) by Hettie Judah

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A myth has plagued the creative industries, that artists can't be both a mother and a successful artist. Hettie Judah jumps into this falsehood in this book, suggesting to take into consideration the needs of artist parents. 

Through interviews with international artists, the book highlights models for the future of the creative industries to explore, such as onsite childcare, and galleries with family-friendly policies.

Artists are often thought of with a certain image, when in fact artists are parents even before being actual parents, metaphorically speaking, since they are giving birth to ideas and artworks regularly, and in any case they do not need to conform to a singular image or idea to be successful. Hettie Judah's book is important and shows just that.