Daughters of Fortune

Daughters of Fortune is a groundbreaking arts and science project exploring learning-disability and parenthood.

The subject of learning disability and parenthood is complex. Since 2015, Mind the Gap has been capturing stories from learning disabled parents and undertaking research alongside medical experts, geneticists, social workers, council officers and advocates.

This research directly feeds into a series of artistic outputs that aim to open up the subject matter, reduce stigma, and ultimately improve the experiences of learning disabled parents.

You can find out more about these outputs here:
Anna – An interactive forum theatre workshop
Mia – A small scale touring theatre production
Paige – A collection of stories and images of learning disabled parents
Zara – An epic outdoor production

With thanks to funding from Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust amongst many others. See funding page for more information.

Mia

Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

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Youtube

View our YouTube channel to watch videos of all our productions!

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