Somebody’s Daughter

Join us for an insightful and engaging event as we screen Somebody’s Daughter and engage in a meaningful discussion with Zara Phillips and Ron Nydam as they explore the self-destructive, self-soothing behaviours that can come with relinquishment.


About the Film:

Somebody’s Daughter is a funny and explicit 1-hour romp that delves into the complexities of adoption, familial relationships, and self-discovery. Adopted as a baby in the 1960s, Zara Phillips shares her journey of finding her truth through years of navigating the highs and lows of life, from drugs and rock and roll to eventual sobriety. The story is told with humour, raw honesty, and a no-holds-barred approach, shedding light on the challenges and joys of having four parents, becoming a mother, and finding one’s place in the world.

About Zara Phillips

Adoptee advocate and singer-songwriter, Zara Phillips is not only the author of the book on which the film is based but also the star and advocate behind the powerful narrative. Her recent one-woman show has captivated audiences with its moving portrayal of adoption, family dynamics, identity, trauma and resilience.

About Ron Nydam

Ron Nydam, a seasoned psychologist, adoptee support counsellor and therapist has over 40 years of experience in the adoption field. Ron has had a keen interest in the impact of relinquishment on children who become adopted.

This event is open to

  • Professionals working in adoption, fostering or counselling (Social workers, Health visitors, Youth Workers, Care home staff, CLA Teams, CLA Commissioners, Private adoption and fostering organisations, School Leads for adopted students)

  • Professionals working in addiction, drug and alcohol abuse independently of adoption

  • Parents of adoptive children

    If you are part of the adoptee community and wish to watch this film, please do get in contact and we can direct you to the appropriate screenings.

Time & place

  • Wednesday 17th April, 3.30pm to 5.50pm. Includes a 15 min welcome talk from Zara Phillips, 1.5 hours screening and a 30 min talk andQ&A

  • Screening hosted on Zoom

General information

  • If you book a ticket and then are unexpectedly unable to attend this event, even at the very last minute, please do let us know before the session by emailing us.


This event is strictly for over 18’s. This film has explicit references to sex, drugs and alcohol being used to sooth a wounded soul


  • Suggested donation £10

  • Please contribute at your own comfort level, fully funded tickets are also available.

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