Rachel Robinson was brought up in a strict fundamentalist Christian family, in Birmingham, during the 1950s and 1960s. Having spent much of her professional career (as a teacher and as an academic) helping others to write, she is now beginning to enjoy spending more time on her own writing. She is particularly interested in the way that fictionalised writing can convey the emotion of real-life situations, and therefore may communicate a truth which academic writing is in danger of omitting.
This is a fictionalised piece of life writing. In it I try to capture some of the challenges and frustrations within a mother-daughter relationship, at a point when the mother is developing dementia. I also try to convey the way in which aspects of the mother-daughter relationship are reversed, as the daughter begins to act as carer or 'mother' to her own birth mother.