A Feminist Times farewell round-up

A Feminist Times farewell round-up

When I blogged last week about leaving Feminist Times I promised “more thoughts to follow once I’ve processed them.” Somewhat inevitably, the nine days that have followed have been hectic, and so many people have asked me to either talk or write about my experience, that I’ve actually ended up with a slight case of … Continue reading

On leaving Feminist Times

On leaving Feminist Times

My final thoughts for Feminist Times, Money and a room of our own, originally published here. More thoughts to follow once I’ve processed them… The tweet above was one of my personal highlights of Gender Week – a week that confirmed my long-held suspicion that Twitter is no place for civilised debate. In an effort … Continue reading

Lifeworks and the power of protest

Lifeworks and the power of protest

In May I edited Mental Health Awareness Week for Feminist Times while Deborah was away. As part of this, I visited an inspiring group of (almost exclusively women) protestors occupying their community mental health clinic, Lifeworks, in Cambridge. Two weeks ago I had a very exciting phone call from one of the women occupying, to give me … Continue reading

Readers, I married him…

Readers, I married him…

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front for a while, but this seemed worthy of a quick post! On Saturday 24 May, I married my wonderful partner of five years, in the most amazing teal blue dress I’ve ever laid eyes on (custom made by Wendy Jonas, who is just brilliant.) Our wedding … Continue reading

We need to talk about the UK media war on women

We need to talk about the UK media war on women

Originally published at Open Democracy. While Dylan Farrow’s child abuse allegations against Woody Allen hold the headlines, it is time for journalists to realise that sexual violence is not about evil individuals, Asian grooming gangs, or 1970s BBC culture. A number of years ago I heard British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Bidisha quote feminist academic … Continue reading

Comedy business celebrates first birthday

Comedy business celebrates first birthday

Originally published at Women’s Views on News. ‘I really can’t thank the Bristol Festival of Ideas enough for helping What The Frock! get started.’ Women’s comedy business What The Frock! will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, with a bumper comedy fest featuring, among others, funny women Tiffany Stevenson, Bethany Black and Jayde Adams. The Bristol-based business … Continue reading

An iPhone-lite week

An iPhone-lite week

On Saturday I got back from a week of pure escapism in Scotland, staying in a small town called Newton Stewart near the ‘Dark Sky‘ accredited Galloway Forest, where my partner first took me as a surprise almost three years ago. To cut a long and slightly soppy story short, we’d always wanted to go … Continue reading