Oscar Wilde wrote, ‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.’ In this intimate discussion led by Louise Adler, three writers explore the relationships between mothers and children. Caroline Baum’s memoir Only recounts being caught between two damaged people. Nadja Spiegelman describes unravelling a web of family relationships in I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This. In Things That Helped, Jessica Friedmann lays bare her experience of post-partum depression.

Caroline Baum (Australian)

Caroline Baum

Journalist Caroline Baum is the author of Only: A Singular Memoir, and in April 2021 she launches her new podcast, Life Sentences, about contemporary biography. She is the Ambassador for the Older Womens Network (NSW) and a winner of the Hazel Rowley Fellowship. She lives on the South Coast of NSW.