Over the last 17 years, Gillian has been involved in many charity organizations: as a board member of Artists For A New South Africa, a spokesperson for Neurofibromatosis Inc., a founding member of South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES), an ambassador for Survival International and a patron of the Alinyiikira Junior School in Uganda, among many others.
Hope lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with her husband and two daughters.And finally, in 2019, she will appear in Netflix’s SEX EDUCATION. The Sound of Seas, the third novel in her science fiction Earthend Saga, was published by Simon & Schuster in September 2016.She co-wrote the thriller series with New York Times best-selling author Jeff Rovin.Born in Chicago and raised in London and Michigan, she has lived in London for 16 years and has three children.Hope Edelman is the author of six nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers, and The Possibility of Everything.But in this week’s essay, it's actually a parent, Hope Edelman, who's a little traumatized by her daughter's experience of sex ed. You know her as Agent Scully from "The X-Files" and Stella Gibson in “The Fall,” and she’s starring now in the new Netflix show “Sex Education.”He continues to live in my daughter's bedroom. And we live in a canyon that is in a fire zone in Los Angeles. And whenever we evacuate, we make sure Fumiko comes with us.Because he's one of those valued family heirlooms now that we wouldn't want to lose.So as the older one passed 17, and the younger one is right on the cusp, she'll be 17 in two weeks — I feel like they have grown into very competent individuals, and I'm not as concerned about them as I was when they were younger.But as her daughters have grown up, Hope has entered a new phase of parenting — one that she doesn't have a model for.An expert in the field of early mother loss and mother-daughter relationships, Hope speaks at venues and conferences all over the world and has appeared frequently on television, including Today, Good Morning America, CNN, KTLA, CBC, and Good Morning Australia.Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Child, Self, Real Simple, and Writer’s Digest and she is sought after as a personal essayist whose work has appeared in many anthologies.