Author Archives: Liz Terry

About Liz Terry

I love to write, and have had quite a few articles published over the years. I write non-fiction on all sorts of subjects, including my own life and what matters to me. I write a blog, called "My Random Ramblings", which you can access by clicking to view my complete profile and then clicking on the link at the bottom. I also wrote a new blog in 2013 called "The 365 Project - a photo diary in words". Intrigued? Then you need to click to view my complete profile and click on the relevant link at the bottom.

Frida Kahlo and the politics of disability

Recently, I visited the “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This exhibition comes as a result of a small treasure trove of Frida’s belongings and photographs being opened to the public … Continue reading

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Cutting Loose from plastic reliance

I have been asked to write occasional blog posts on behalf of Transition Stroud, a group which aims to make the Gloucestershire town of Stroud, where I live, as green and carbon-neutral as possible. My first piece is about “Loose”, … Continue reading

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A genderless future

  The other day, a friend posted the above video on her Facebook timeline, with a comment which was not positive. After some comment discussion, it turned out she felt that male and female identities were being eroded by the … Continue reading

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Living with an invisible disability

I read a letter in our local paper recently, in which someone was complaining about what he called the “misuse” of the disabled Blue Badge parking scheme. He claimed to have seen many people, with Blue Badges, park in our … Continue reading

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So. You want me to be happy?

On Friday morning, I was given notice that my EU citizenship will be taken away. The house in the sun – the one that I planned to retire to – is no longer for sale. My 2-year-old son wi… Source: So. … Continue reading

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Being self-employed: what I have learned

Exactly a year ago yesterday, I qualified as a bookkeeper. Since then, I have been busy setting up my practice and running my own business, hence no posts on this blog for almost a year. I thought I’d share with … Continue reading

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Why women must vote

Last night, I finally watched the last part of an excellent BBC2 documentary series that was on a few months ago called Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power. In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re about to have a … Continue reading

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