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We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our project. Thank you to all the journalists, researchers and film-makers who have been in touch.
We very much appreciate genuine efforts to understand the lives of our mums and the wish to talk to them and hear not only their stories but their opinions on how things have to change. We will not, however, put any of our beloved mums in the situation where they could potentially be retraumatised or shamed by an interaction with a journalist.

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Check out our recent press coverage

Bethany Williams debuts a colourful, socially conscious collection at LFW,
Evening Standard (June 2021)

Vmagazine (June 2021)

‘Bethany Williams’s Joyous New Collection Is About Bringing Intergenerational Stories Full Circle,
British Vogue (June 2021)

“Revealed: how Covid has made the UK’s bitter housing crisis even worse”
Huffington Post (December 2020)

“Bethany Williams’s Blanket-Inspired Coat Capsu’ le Is Meaningful, As Well As Beautiful”
British Vogue (February 2021)

“I slept rough in London while I was seven months pregnant”
BBCNews (June 2020)

“Revealed: families crammed into rooms little bigger than parking spaces”
Huffington Post (December 2020)

“Forest Gate schoolchildren make up Christmas hampers for families in temporary accommodation”
Newham Recorder (December 2020)

‘I was temporarily housed in a former office block with my children. Two years later, we’re still here’
i-Paper (May 2020)

“8 ways to help the hidden homeless, according to The Magpie Project founder”
British Vogue (May 2020)

“How Bethany Williams radically reinvented fashion as a force for change”
British Vogue (April 2020)

“Huge coronavirus risk among hidden homeless, charity for homeless mothers warns”
Inside Housing (March 2020)

“Newham charity project helps mums and their children get back on their feet”
ITV News (January 2019)

“Why it is a bad thing that a few charities have most of the money”
Charity Connect (2019)

“Charity helping homeless mums who have nowhere else to go to for support”
Newham Recorder (August 2018)

“Firms make millions out of ‘by the night’ flats for England’s homeless”
The Observer (May 2018)

Blog post on E7NowandThen (May 2018)

“Celebrating women’s achievements”
Newham Magazine (March 2018)

“Why are growing numbers of mothers and babies stuck in B&Bs?”
The Guardian (January 2018)

“No place like home: raising children in unsuitable temporary housing”
Inside Housing (2017)

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