Henny Beaumont

Artist Henny Beaumont’s third child Beth was born with Down’s Syndrome, undiagnosed during pregnancy. In this brutally honest and poignant graphic memoir, she evokes the experience of shock, repulsion, acceptance and eventual deep love for Beth. Henny was shortlisted for the Myriad Graphic Novel prize with this book and it has already been covered by the Guardian, resulting in a lot of interest. She is involved with the group ‘Laydeez Do Comics’, and lectures to health professionals and parent groups on the experience of having a handicapped child. She lives in North London with her four children.

Bibliography

Hole in the Heart: Bringing up Beth

Hole in the Heart: Bringing up Beth

Myriad Editions, 2016