Confidence trick

Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art has trained some of the world’s most celebrated actors. It also has a commercial arm, Rada in Business, which promises to ‘take our world-leading training and make it work for you in a business context’. Some of the courses it offers are…

Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World

Vanessa Olorenshaw’s Liberating Motherhood was published last year, launching the ‘purple stocking movement’. The book raises the issue of the absence of mothers in feminism and politics.  It is not enough to simply have women in leadership.  Not all women are mothers and not all mothers mother the same.  Society encourages us to return to paid … More Maternal Feminism in the Brave New World

Swimming in grief

A wave of grief washed over me, Pulling me down. I could not breath. I flipped between trying to breath, desperately And wanting to peacefully slip away, I was trapped between not living and unable to die Not wanting either. Desperately wanting both. Spinning in the grief zone, Consumed and overwhelmed, Clawing my way back, … More Swimming in grief

All for nought

The more I learn, the more I weep. That human life can be so cheap. That those whose job is to protect, Decide that some are not worth respect. That certain people should have no rights, And are disregarded with their plights, And commodified, Or tossed aside.   And those approved people -well they sleep … More All for nought

The question all mothers should not be afraid to ask- Can you provide the evidence to back your advice?

Originally posted on Grubby Mummy and the Grubby Bubbies:
As a new mother, you will be faced with a great many challenges as you find your feet and one of the biggest hurdles is working out who you can trust to give you advice. ? Not just small scale advice, like knowing if your baby…

The long shadow

The dawn breaks. Shadows stretch, yawningly, across the dew sweet earth. The sun searches,  seeking out the changes since yesterday. Casting light on all that is new. By midday all is revealled. Or so it seems. But as the sun slips away, new shadows form. Ever growing. Unreachable places enveloped in shadow. Safe places. Quiet … More The long shadow

I have my thinks

I have my thinks There for I am But does that make me right? My thinks are mine, and shape my world, but I have a plight. I want to own my thinks you see, and conclusions seem so final, but these thoughts are spinning ’round, Is a woman not ‘vaginal’?