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“You Should Have Asked”: The Division of Labour

May 25, 2017
the division of labour

No matter how progressive our cause of feminism is, there’s still a huge disparity between who takes on the majority of project management jobs at home. And I don’t mean the crappy day-to-day stuff that is easily taken care of, like the bins or the washing up, but I mean the brain power-intensive, management-heavy life admin tasks... and it doesn't feel good.…

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Lifestyle

Why We Still Need International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017
Why We Still Need International Women's Day

The last six months have been an absolute triumph of activism for and by women. Never before have I seen such a number of friends, colleagues and women in power stand up to the persistence of misogyny and sexism, determined to make a difference and create a world that is more fair and equal for ours and our next generation. The shame is the fact this campaigning has been a result of our rocky political and economical climate, and the position…

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We Are Not Sodding Mumpreneurs

February 9, 2017
Mumpreneur

Here are a few facts about me: I am a woman, I am an entrepreneur; a writer, a creative person. I run two businesses (this here commercial blog and a Marketing consultancy), and I do a bit of journalism on the side. I like shopping, keeping fit and travelling. I am also a mum. The fact I have birthed two children from my body has no bearing on the others. I have two awesome kids who I come home to…

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Life

Good Things Will Happen

November 11, 2016
Good Things Will Happen

And we thought Brexit was bad. I watched, as many people did, with mouth agape as the election results rolled in from the United States early Wednesday morning. I woke up at 1.30am, when all looked good, then again at 2.30, ditto, and finally at 4am when it all fell apart. I feel like I haven’t properly slept since. I’ve been trying to articulate this week why I feel utterly shattered at the result. America might not be my country, but it’s…

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Life

Celebrating Women

April 4, 2016

A few weeks ago I hopped on a train pre-7am – it takes a lot to get me up so early – to spend International Women’s Day with a group of females I’d never met. Having all been invited to a magical mystery tour of London by the folks at Eastpak, the She Wears tour was an international event celebrating IWD that was simultaneously taking place all over the globe: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Aarhus, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Madrid, London, Guangzhou and Istanbul.…

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What Women Mean To Me on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016
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I‘m a bit ashamed to admit it, but I wasn’t really a feminist before my divorce. I was one of those people who assumed all feminists were feisty, bra-burning, man-hating maniacs, and as a woman who enjoyed doing the housework I didn’t identify with this. Yet now, on the wonderful occasion that is International Women’s Day, I am super proud to call myself a feminist. I even went on a date with one of those people who assume that all…

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Motherhood

Feminist Lessons From Nadiya Hussein

October 8, 2015

  I‘m never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never going to say “I can’t do it”. I’m never going to say “maybe”. I’m never going to say “I don’t think I can” I can and I will. – Nadiya Hussein This is for anyone out there who doubts themselves, who worries they’re not good enough or they’re not living the life they should be. For anyone who measures themselves against others, who frets their lives aren’t like…

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What Feminism Means To Me

March 8, 2015

What is a Feminist? This morning I tweeted about International Woman’s Day and said simply that I have never been happier to be a girl. And it is true… this is why. Pre-separation I didn’t really think much about the concept of the Feminist. I’m ashamed to say that for me at that time it brought to mind men-hating bra-burning women with radical political views and clothes made from hemp. Back then I was a woman who definitely enjoyed being one,…

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How To Have It All

October 21, 2014

For the longest time I believed that ‘having it all’ revolved around ‘what the outside world thinks you have’. I thought it meant how big your house was, how new your car was, what your husband did, how well behaved your kids were, what clothes you wore. And it wasn’t until I found myself at actual rock-bottom, as a single parent with no reliable income and zero husbands, that I realised how wrong I was. Having it all is absolutely…

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Motherhood

Feminism and Fertility: I Agree With Kirstie Allsopp

June 3, 2014

Yesterday Kirstie Allsopp was hit with a shitstorm. If you live under a rock (or, you know, you’re not on Twitter) and missed the showdown between everyone’s favourite property presenter and what seemed like women everywhere, Kirstie gave an interview with the Telegraph in which she suggested women should forget about working on their careers and settle down to have children much sooner in life:   “At the moment, women have 15 years to go to university, get their career…

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