When I decided to start The Wives of Westminster project, I was clear on my intention: to create a genuine, digital space where I can seek answers to my own questions and share my thoughts by opening a conversation about the role of a modern wife of a politician.
Behind politicians are spouses and families and we all go through the trials of our husbands’ job and whether we want it or not, we are part of it; it is expected that we are involved in some way.
The Wives of Westminster project is reaching out for equality. I took the leap to start publishing content in a public forum because I believe in having a global conversation as opposed to just a private conversation behind closed doors. I believe that today’s culture requires this type of conversation to rethink the role of a modern wife of a politician.
What I am trying to do here is to have a conversation that everyone is welcomed to join. The #TWOW is not as a single-minded forum, but rather inclusive and all-encompassing of all wives of politicians across the political spectrum as well as extending to all women of Britain and the wider world.