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balancing privilege with pride

Balancing Privilege With Pride

I am a privileged person. I am white, able-bodied, straight and grew up in a rural area of a first-world country with both parents and access to education. In the lottery of life I am pretty darned lucky with my God-given face-value lot.
But how do I balance this privilege with the pride I have for my achievements?

Learning To Love That I’m a Single Parent

There was a time where the only label I gave myself was ‘Single Mum’. Wherever I was – at the supermarket, out to dinner with the kids, mid-Tinder conversation – I always felt it like an albatross across my neck. Six years it has taken me to realise that I am so much more than this label.

divorce four years on

Thoughts On Divorce: 4 Years On

When your one great aim in life is to have a happy family – a blissful marriage with two kids – it comes as a bit of a shocker when you get divorced. So when my ex husband and I decided to call time on our partnership, I didn’t know how we’d get over the experience of our uncoupling.