Category Archives: My Life

An unexpected meeting

A few weeks ago, I was in the town centre for the Farmer’s Market. I was dressed in my full morris dancing band kit and handing out flyers for our upcoming workshop. I knew I looked pretty unusual, and that … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke – joke or dangerous?

Yesterday, my sister drew my attention to this video on YouTube. Watch it all the way through, if you can bear it. My sister works as a therapist, counselling children and young adults. She views this song as one of … Continue reading

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Teaching girls to fight is not the best solution

Today, I happened to view this video on Facebook. What an awesome little girl, right? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200228146483319 It was posted onto my News Feed by one of the many small campaigning groups I belong to on Facebook. All of these groups … Continue reading

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The Equal Marriage Debate – it’s all in a name

Today, MPs ¬†in Westminster will be having a free vote on whether to pass the Marriage (Same-sex couples) Bill, which the coalition government really want to push through as soon as possible. As many of you who read this blog … Continue reading

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My new writing project for 2013

Hello to all my faithful followers, and a very happy new year to you all. I wanted to let you all know about a new writing project I’ve started on this year. It’s called “The 365 Project – a photo … Continue reading

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My body image journey and a call to women everywhere

At a time when we have some women¬†willingly mutilating their feet so that they can fit into the latest shoe fashion, whilst at the same time there is a growing movement that seeks to empower women and make them love … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes Survey 2012 – a worrying trend

Today, the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (for 2011 to 2012) has been released. If you want to read it in full, click here. I am intending to deal with one section of it in this post – attitudes to … Continue reading

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