What is the March route?

📍Briggate ➡️📍 Leeds Town Hall

Alt text: Leeds March of the Mummies route from Briggate to Leeds Town Hall



Will there be toilet access during the March?

The toilets available on the March route are the public toilets managed by the Council. Unfortunately we were not allowed to place extra toilets on the route. You can find toilets along the route using this website, or the Flush app (Android & Apple) .


Will I have access to water?

There won’t be any water provided during the march however, we do recommend you bring a water bottle and if you’re able to, download the app ‘Refill’. This will provide you with locations along the route where you can access water.


How far is the march route?

0.5 miles


What if I need to sit down?

Please bring foldable chairs if you can, unfortunately we don’t have the resources to hire and manage seating areas in all of our locations.


What times do the march and rally start?

At 10.30am, we will gather at Briggate, then leave at 11am and the rally will commence shortly after we arrive at Leeds Town Hall. We expect the rally to end at 1pm.


Will I be arrested for taking part in a protest?

The policing bill has not been brought into force yet so we are still able to protest freely. March of the Mummies has been agreed with the local council so there is no reason why anyone would be arrested.


Can I bring children? Can men come?

This is a family friendly march. Everyone is welcome.


Will the march still take place if it’s raining?

No matter the weather, we will march. Bring a brolly and sun cream – just in case.

What’s the best way to share this through my personal social media?

Please make sure you’re following Pregnant Then Screwed on social media and tag us in any pictures or videos on the day. You can also use the #MarchOfTheMummies


How can I join in if I can’t attend in person?

We’re asking those who cannot attend in person to post on social media on the day of the protest using the hashtag #MarchOfTheMummies


Can I make a banner?

We would love it if you could create your own banner/placard. Feel free to create your own but if you are looking for ideas, there are lots on our website – just remember this is a family friendly protest. Take a look!


Can I put up posters for my March?

Of course! Download and print your poster here!


What if the march is too long, but I want to attend?

We completely understand that marching is not accessible for everyone, but if you’re up for speeches and good old-fashioned shouting, then please meet us for the rally at Leeds Town Hall steps at 12pm!

Anything else I should know?

Please follow the Leeds March page on facebook page for updates, keep an eye on your children if you’re bringing them along (write down your name and number and stick in in their pocket just in case) and if you need anything on the day, or see anything that needs attention, please alert one of our stewards.


See you there!!! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧟

Meet our speakers!

Lucy Beaumont

Lucy is a hugely talented stand-up, comedy actress and writer from Hull. She stars in and co-wrote the highly-rated sitcom of the fictional view of her marriage to TV’s Jon Richardson Meet The Richardsons (Dave) with Tim Reid and also co-wrote the Channel 4 series Hullraisers.
She is the writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s To Hull and Back, with Maureen Lipman, and was nominated for the Foster’s Newcomer Award with her debut Edinburgh show, We Can Twerk It Out, for which she was described by Chortle as “irresistibly endearing”. Prior to this, she was the winner of The BBC New Comedy Award and the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer.

Harriet Eisener

Harriet is the Vice Chair of Yorkshire & Humber TUC and is its Equalities Convenor. She is a full time official for Unite the union, responsible for the Humber.

Patricia Hamilton

Patricia Hamilton is a lecturer in the Sociology department at the University of York. Her work explores reproduction, parenting and family from the perspective of black families and other marginalised groups. Her book Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting was published in 2020 and shortlisted for the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. Her most recent project is an intersectional feminist analysis of parenting leave policies in the UK since the 1970s, specifically asking black parents about their experiences of using maternity, paternity and Shared Parental Leave. Originally from South Africa, Patricia is passionate about social justice, impactful research and leaving a better world for the next generation.

Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi

Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi is the Associate Dean for Law and Police Studies at York St John University. Her background is Law, and her research interest lies in the areas of company law and employment law. Ernestine has been researching widely on the challenges of shared parental leave. Part of that research, touches on the impact of shared parental leave on breastfeeding for mothers returning to work. The other arm of the research looks at support for fathers transitioning into parenthood. She has written several peer-reviewed journals and media articles around her research interest. Ernestine a member of the board of Trustees with the National Breastfeeding Network. She is the convenor of the International Conference on Policies and Parental Support.

Tracy Brabin

Tracy Brabin is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire, and the first ever woman Metro Mayor in England, in May 2021.

During her campaign, Tracy pledged to create 1,000 skilled jobs for young people, lead a ‘Creative New Deal’ for the region, bring buses back under public control, tackle the climate emergency and build 5,000 affordable and sustainable homes.

Dr Hannah Barham Brown

Dr Hannah Barham-Brown is a Deputy Leader of the UK Women’s Equality Party (with the portfolio for ‘Making Change Happen’), GP trainee in Yorkshire, a Governor of the Motability Foundation, and a former Council Member of the British Medical Association,. Alongside her clinical and political work, she travels widely to give talks about diversity, sexuality and disability, in venues from the UK House of Lords to international publishing companies. She is also in regular demand as a columnist for a variety of publications. Hannah has given two TEDx talks (TEDxNHS and TEDxExeter) on the need for diversity in employment and in the NHS. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and works to support disabled people in politics, employment, travel, health and education. Hannah brings her experiences as a neurodivergent, Queer, wheelchair-using woman to life for audiences with a combination of wit, motivation and her unique way of seeing the world.

Dr Jacki Willson

Dr Jacki Willson is an Associate Professor in Performance and Gender at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on trans-feminist and queer performance, costumed politics and reproductive justice. She has published several books on feminist performance art, burlesque and cabaret and is currently working with healthcare professionals on a project about miscarriage wellbeing provision. She has been constantly raging about the inequities of parenting and caring in general and speaks from her own experience of feeling like a washed up dishcloth for far too many years.

Vicki Broadbent, Honest Mum

Multi award-winning lifestyle blogger, broadcaster and author and author of the bestselling book Mumboss-The Honest Mum’s Guide To Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home (UK) in 2018 and the US and Canadian version titled The Working Mom was released in 2021.

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