I was so sad to hear of the passing of Pip Williams, the founder of the European Birth Mother's Network.
I first met Pip when I started out my PhD project and she got in touch with me to ask if I wanted to go for a coffee to discuss my research, so we met at the British Library cafe and we soon bonded over our love of beautiful fonts and participatory research. I came away from that two hour long meeting with the feeling that my brain had been thoroughly switched on. Never had I ever discussed SO much with one person so profoundly in such a short amount of time. She had an amazing mind. Such depth of knowledge on everything from education policy to epigenetics.
The last time I saw her was at the FASD EU conference in Berlin. We were getting the same flight back home and she told me that she was ill, but it is nothing to worry about and can I help her with her application to start an MSc in psychology. She was so positive. It's so sad.