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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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Fashion police

Originally posted on a paper bird:
Accessorized at the altar: Model Bianca Balti displays devotion in the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter Collection. Shot by Pierpaolo Ferrari for Tatler Russia, September 2013 I agree; fashion is an art. But it’s a strange…

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Help, I’m being persecuted: Hypocrisy and free speech

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Trans activists in Mexico City protesting violence against LGBT people and sex workers, August 13, 2011. Photo: Alfredo Estrella for AFP In long years of human rights work, I’ve seen plenty of hatred inculcated…

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B is for Bolivia – Child Sexual Assault

Originally posted on Hope for Her:
B is for Bolivia In his book The Locust Effect, Gary Haugen sheds light on the horrors of sexual violence in Bolivia: “In [Bolivia], a country of 10 million people, where tens of thousands of…

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The ABC’s of Sexual Violence Around the World

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Woman in Herat, Afghanistan via Shutterstock.com Well it is officially Fall! After taking the summer off, its back to blogging! This year I want to go on a little journey around the world highlighting the…

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Rolf Harris and unreliable memories

I have to admit that, as a survivor of child abuse and a victim of groping in my teens, I was really pleased to see Rolf Harris convicted and given a prison sentence last week. Every time this happens, it … Continue reading

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