‘I like pink.’ Lucius sniffed. ‘It’s just red’s sorry, weak cousin.’ - Beth Fantaskey, Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark SideRead more "The problem with pink: on gendered baby clothes and the patriarchy…"
‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.’ - Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningRead more "The birth of a plan…"
But what I can’t stop thinking about is how this has become almost a cautionary tale about female emotion and female anger, and how it is seen and interpreted.Read more "Bitch…"
‘Tennis taught me so many lessons in life.’ – Billie Jean King I’m a huge tennis fan, and I have been for years. I first went to Wimbledon in 2000 and have been every year since 2011. I rarely jump to anger as quickly as when someone tells me they don’t like Andy Murray because […]Read more "New balls please…"
‘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 […]Read more "Liberation…"
‘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 […]Read more "I’m a feminist but…: on taking my husband’s name…"