About

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I am Jess.
 
I am a writer with a particular interest in themes of parenting and disability, as well as a qualified architect. I worked in London and the Middle East designing houses and churches before returning to London to raise my children with my husband, James, and redesign our own house.
 
This is a blog to tell stories about being a mother to our son Ben, his disability, our family and our lives in London.
 
Ben is 12, loves stories, gameshows and being cycled around as fast as possible. He enjoys jokes and is surrounded by a loving, extended family. He has a younger brother, Max, and a younger sister, Molly. My children’s names are pseudonyms but the photos and stories are real. 
 
Ben finds it hard to control the muscles of his body and needs support to sit and stand. He has difficulty talking, though he makes noises to tell us how he is feeling, so he mainly communicates by smiling and looking at objects, things, pictures or an eye-gaze computer.
 
My memoir about being being Ben’s mother was published in 2021: The Cracks That Let the Light In – A mother’s story of raising her disabled son and the life-changing power of books. More about that here: https://son-stories.com/my-book/ I have written for publications including Good Housekeeping and The Guardian, and appeared on live radio programmes on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5Live, Times Radio, Talk Radio, and BBC Radio London.
 

I have written for publications including Good Housekeeping and The Guardian, and appeared on live radio programmes on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5Live, Times Radio, Talk Radio, and BBC Radio London.

Instagram: @jessmoxham

Twitter: @jessmoxham

Facebook: @sonstoriesblog

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi. Just followed your blog. Look forward to reading your posts.
    I’m Dave, 51 year old father of 4 (7-15) with one kid with a disability (SOD/ONH).

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