Final thoughts on Trump. 1) 30.9 % of people voted for Trump. 2) The fact they did tells you all you need to know. People want change, they are sick of career politicians, they are worn down by neoliberalism which Hilary represented. Donald offered an alternative for some and so jaded were they, they … Continue reading My Ten Thoughts On Trump.
Been thinking about women today after reading a friend's status earlier. What does it mean to be beautiful? According to advertising/media/entertainment preferably tiny and unblemished, shiny hair, perfect skin, face and limbs in perfect proportion. As many of us do not fit these black and white dimensions, because we are human, not a block of … Continue reading You Are Beautiful.
Something you may also hear is ‘you need to try harder,’ which is pretty soul destroying when you are working your little arse off trying to stay well, and yet people think your enormous feats of determination, self-care and discipline are somehow lacking.
I am writing writing over at Huff Po today about male suicide. I know, I know, I am a woman, that doesn't matter. Death Sentence of Masculinity. Please share if it resonates. Men Matter!
I asked a question on social media the other day, do you call yourself a writer and if so, why and if not, why is that, what stops you brandishing your silky scribe and nailing your colours to the mast. Maybe the problem is if we call ourselves writers (or authors if we’ve published a … Continue reading Do You Call Yourself A Writer?
It used to be the case that until once glimpsed the Coco Cola lorry pulling into town, Christmas hadn’t arrived. Now, a different company gives you the okay to start bedecking your home with realms of tinsel, lights and inflatable father Christmases acting drunk in the wind as they wobble on your front lawn. The … Continue reading My Opinion of the John Lewis Advert.
I like cake. No, I mean I really like cake. You could call me what I shall christen a cake (ist). A noun with an ‘ist’ at the end of it like racist, egotist, anarchist, nationalist but cake (ist) has none of the unfavourable negative connotations that we’ve learnt to associate with these words. Well, … Continue reading I Am Not A Feminist.
The small independent bookshop stands in a picturesque courtyard. Four benches symmetrically, positioned next to a variety of flowers blossoming in their raised brick flowerbeds. It looks tranquil, peaceful, a quiet oasis one always needs, somewhere to disappear and take a minute or two during a busy day. I've visited the shop many times, occasionally … Continue reading I want The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The BBC reporting on the audience member who stood up during this weeks Question Time to say that China’s record on human rights could be compared to Ian Duncan’s Smiths ‘treatment of the disabled’ apparently left the studio guests ‘stunned and bemused’. Not normally the rendered response when one is talking about blatant human rights … Continue reading Question Time: The bloke in the Audience