I’m going to be honest with you… I re-read today's earlier blog post and realised that it is is no way the one I’d write if I were writing it today. You see, I wrote that over the weekend in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. At the time the women of Hollywood were still stepping forward, #metoo hadn’t begun to take hold, and I was feeling massively triggered, upset and scared. And so I wrote a blog post about my experiences, about how they’d affected me and about why
Last week I went to see Wonder Woman at the cinema. I came out wanting to dress like Diana, visit Themyscira, cane a monster session in the gym and take on the world. Oh, and I set the theme tune as my text tone. Obviously. To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement, but as both a geek and a feminist it was the first time since I was little that I remembered seeing a real big budget comic book movie which focused on a female lead and was also a damned good film! Don’t get
Sounds crackers right? Well let me explain… A few weeks ago my lovely hairdresser Zoey was styling my hair after my regular cut and colour when I noticed something I’d never paid attention to before. Every so often as Zoey was blowdrying my hair she would give the brush a gentle tug and then roll it back in while she did another few seconds of drying before unrolling the hair and taking the brush out entirely. And so I asked what that was all about. As those of you who are ma
The world is a strange place to be at the moment isn’t it? In the last few months we’ve had so much change, and not all of it seems to be for the better. Wherever we look there seems to be chaos and destruction and so much fear. That’s understandable of course; I live in the UK and just on our tiny little island we’ve had a general election and two horrific mass murders within the last month. Now I’m a firm believer in the bigger picture, the power of good and that we will al
Making big, tough decisions is part of being a grown up, something we absolutely have to do at times. Does that mean we have to like it? Gods no. A while back now I had to make the most difficult decision of my life so far, and after lots of soul searching made the decision that I know was right for that particular situation. Initially I tried to just crack on with things; I’d made the decision after all so what else is there to do but plaster on a smile and get on with life?