Liberation…

‘Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.’ – Rosa Luxemburg Feminism took some time to reveal itself to me. Being brought up in a white, middle class, Christian, conservative household, I was so protected by privilege that it took me surprisingly long to realise that feminism was still a fight that needed […]

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Yeah, actually…

CW: this is about non-consensual sex, coercion, rape and sexual assault so please take care of yourself if those are difficult subjects for you. I saw someone tweet something like “if what Aziz Ansari did was sexual assault then every woman I know has been sexually assaulted” and like yeah, actually. — Arnesa (@Rrrrnessa) January […]

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Baby, baby…

‘There are so many things I want to do and see and write and talk about, and I just don’t understand how all my wild plans for the future can be married with a small thing that needs baths and sleep and feeds. And I’m not just scared because my body will change…but scared in […]

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Share Our Shit #1

‘Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.’ – Ruth Reichl I’ve decided to jump on a brilliant bandwagon started by ErosBlog and continued by Girl on the Net and other brilliant bloggers under the hashtag #SoSS (Share Our Shit Saturday) and share some of the great writing […]

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Me too…

‘Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves’ – Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate Oh my gosh, what an age we’re living through! I don’t think a day goes by without another revelation; another claim of sexual impropriety, another senior figure who […]

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I’m a feminist but…

‘What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.’ – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Have I told you lately how much I love podcasts? They really are becoming an obsession – entertaining and educational, what more could I want? One of my favourites is The […]

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It’s only words…

‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.’–T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets [Content warning: this is a post about the language used to describe sexual violence among other topics so please take care of yourself and skip it if these words could be triggering for you.] ‘As survivor of […]

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