RSCPP case study: Relationship counselling

Originally published at Whether you’ve been together for five years or fifty, no couple is immune from relationship difficulties. In fact, relationship problems are the second most searched for issue on – second only to depression. These problems can feel deeply personal, and you may feel that you’d rather solve them between yourselves. However, […]

Can a wedding ever be feminist?

Originally published at Mumsnet. Marriage has been a burning topic in the media this year – from the introduction of same sex marriage to the campaign for mothers’ names on marriage certificates. As a recently-married feminist, it’s also been at the forefront of my mind for the last couple of years, as my (male) partner […]

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 […]

May: I’ve been reading…

The alternative title for this blog post is ‘Things I’d be blogging about properly if I wasn’t so overwhelmed by finals.’ Lately I’ve mostly been reading lots and lots of Shakespeare plays and criticism, and quite a few French grammar books because somehow (though I’ve no idea how) the last 4 years of my undergraduate […]

The Father

The Father by August Strindberg, new version by Laurie Slade. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. 31st March – 14th April 2012. Directed by Joe Harmston. As a follow-up to Nora, I went to see The Father on Thursday with some of the lovely Coventry Feminist Culture Club women. The relationship between these two contrasting plays is fascinating and I’m glad the Belgrade […]

Not another feminist wedding blog

If you’ve been paying any attention at all, you’ll have noticed that last Thursday I got engaged and (as those of you who follow me on Twitter will also know) found out I’ve got a place on the Newspaper Journalism MA at City University. It’s been a pretty manic long weekend (ok, I realise it’s […]