I have opinions!
And here is my place to shout about them
It's amazing how we brush over what we have achieved, and focus on what we haven’t. Is it because we see it as crass to talk about our successes? Are women worse at this than men, conditioned as we are to make ourselves small and unthreatening? Well, tits to that....read more
He sat down behind me and as the room waited for the talk to begin he spoke loudly to the woman he was accompanying. The thing is, I’ve been to a few of these things with you now. We’re in a room of what, two, three hundred people? And I’m one of only maybe 10-15 men?...read more
On the leafy South London streets where I live, the should we, shouldn’t we conversation about moving out of London is nearly as common as beards and coffee shops in Shoreditch, (or rain in Manchester, if you’re reading this from somewhere outside of The Centre Of The...read more
“The progress is healing the wound… they [white people] won’t even admit the knife is there” Malcolm X The title of Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race refers to her frustration and exhaustion at having to repeatedly explain herself...read more
A few weeks ago I’d forgotten I was pissed off with Grazia for 1. photoshopping Lupita Nyong’o’s hair and 2. pretending it was the fault of an errant photographer who had no input from anyone at the magazine, and I was enticed into buying a copy by a front cover...read more
Like most of us, I love my kids more than life itself and they were a major driving force in my change of direction two years ago when I ended my career as a teacher. So why do I now find myself pursuing a version of success that is damaging to the life I had in mind...read more