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Are we better at sharing the load?

HEATHER PEACE REPORTS FROM THE FRONTLINE ON HOW FAMILY AND WORKLIFE IS SHARED IN A SAME-SEX HOUSEHOLDS
PHOTOS CHIRON COLE, STEPHANIE CHAPMAN

Now that I’m pregnant, I’ve started thinking about how we decide who earns the money; who stays at home and who has the baby? Without the constraints of gender roles in our families, does it make a difference?

Do we, as two women, understand each other more? Do we take time to think of each other and what the other needs? I spoke to three lesbian couples who are co-parents and chatted to them about their roles in the household.

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We are delighted to have X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto on our cover this month! She tells Carrie Lyell about her time on the show and what it feels like to be the most successful female LGBT contestant ever. Don’t forget to check out our digital issue to see two of our favourite performances from the Finnish songbird. Also in this issue… How to change the world: Tips from women who have Sarah Waters shares her thoughts on The Handmaiden, a new film adaptation of Fingersmith, with Sophie Ward. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah on the importance of self-care Jane Hill considers LGBT life under President Trump Heather Peace speaks to same-sex parents to find out who does what in their household Vicky Beeching wants a New Year’s Revolution Exercise-fearing-femme Roxy Bourdillon roadtests the latest workouts DIVA readers on surviving major life challenges We reveal the shortlist for the DIVA Awards 2017 PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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