I am Liberty’s Mother... My name is Sophie Alagna. You may know me as Sophie Daniels, most people do. That’s my professional working name in the Music & Music Education Industry.
You might know me as ‘Cosmo’s Mum’ from School or ‘Rocco’s Mum’ from Acorn Montessori. Or you might even know me as ‘Alessandro’s Wife’ or ‘Sam’s Best Mate’
If you are from Lincoln, where I grew up, you very likely know me as ‘Colin and Jill’s Daughter’. You could know me as ‘Ben’s Sister’ or perhaps even the 'Quiet Woman in the Moon Leggings’ if you go to Hot Yoga House in South Ruislip.
But it is very unlikely that you know me as ‘Liberty’s Mother’… and yet that is, not only who I am, but I often think that it is the most important part of my identity. Liberty was my first child. My daughter who died in January 2011, the day before she was born.
For this year, I am Liberty’s Mother wherever I go. I will use my identity as her Mother and speak her name every chance I get, to try to create change around the issue of Baby Loss. I do this to help myself and, (I hope), others by starting and creating conversations about Baby Loss in order to raise awareness and raise money for the brilliant baby charity Tommy’s.
I also believe that talking can save lives. Let me explain this a little; If we can talk about Baby Loss more and more openly, this itself would reduce the number of babies deaths and the suffering of parents who lose their babies. I would be so grateful if you would help me by joining in the conversation.
You can also support my fundraising campaign by buying/streaming my 4-track EP titled 'I Can Love You From Here', which is out on September 27th, 2019. All profit from the record sales will go to Tommy's too.
The lead track, is a song I wrote for Liberty soon after she died, to express and make use of the only thing I had left of her, a limitless amount of love.
We are releasing this EP to share it with anyone who has an interest in Baby Loss or indeed Loss of any sort, and might relate to the songs message and draw comfort from it. There is very little art; (such as poetry or song or suchlike), to report on how it feels to lose your child and particularly your baby, and I am happy to be able to create this record in order to share something about those feelings.
You can now PRE ORDER Liberty’s Mother EP on iTunes and get an instant gratification download of the lead track ‘I Can Love You From Here’ before its official release date on September 27th!
PRE ORDER link: https://orcd.co/libertysmother
You can also use the same link to PRE SAVE on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, so that the EP is automatically added to your library when it becomes available on the streaming platforms.
You can read more about my story, my campaign and the EP on my website https://www.libertysmother.com/
Love from Liberty’s Mother.