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THE INFLUENCER INTERVIEW: JO LOVE

Jo Love (@lobellaloves_jo) is an award-winning mental health advocate and mum with lived experience of postnatal depression. She tells me about her journey with maternal mental health and why she feels so much responsibility to her followers.

Jo Love and her little girl by Nancy H Gibbs

“I never set out to be an influencer. I never set out to find myself in the position I’m in now, speaking and doing all this mental health advocacy. But I knew that I needed to share my story, and I hoped it would be something that other people would relate to. How much people would relate to it I had no idea. If I’m completely honest I was so naïve about how many people were really affected by this. Depression isolates you. That’s the nature of the beast. The antidote in some ways is to communicate. If I can just help one woman feel less alone, then I will have achieved something amazing. I can never set out to stop it, because it’s an illness. But if you can feel less alone that’s the key. Once you realise you’re not the only one to have walked that foggy path, that dark, horrible journey, it unlocks something. So this is me, communicating to you. Telling you my story.

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About Motherdom Magazine

If you're a parent with kids under 5 and you're interested in maintaining positive mental wellbeing, this is for you. Motherdom’s first issue is packed full of real life stories about maternal mental health, expert pieces from perinatal healthcare and wellbeing practitioners, and practical stuff too - mindfulness for you and your kids, yummy recipes and physical exercises you can do at home! Motherdom has been created by former BBC journalist and mum-of-two Anna Ceesay, who also went through her own maternal mental health issues. Issue 1's theme is "You're not alone".