Review: Fake It ’til You Make It

Last month I interviewed performance artist Bryony Kimmings for The Debrief, about what to do when your boyfriend has depression. She and her own (non-performer) boyfriend, Tim Grayburn, have spent the last eight months touring a collaborative show based on just that: their experiences, as a couple, of Tim’s depression. Following huge acclaim in Australia, last week […]

Christmas mental health resources

7 ways therapy can help you have a mentally healthy Christmas Originally published at According to Andy Williams’ 1963 pop classic, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year”. But we all know that, in reality, Christmas comes with more than its fair share of stresses and, if you’re affected by a mental health […]

Review: Teaching Men To Be Feminist

Originally published at Feminist Times. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I know, but I have to confess I struggled when this one arrived at the Feminist Times office. [amazon_textlink asin=’0704373408′ text=’Teaching Men To Be Feminist’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’51b17fac-0a83-11e7-b849-21f7954c08ce’] is the latest book from Anne Dickson, celebrated author of assertiveness manual [amazon_textlink asin=’070437269X’ […]

Happy birthday, Simone!

Simone de Beauvoir, 9th January 1908 – 14th April 1986. French writer, existentialist philosopher and feminist, author of Le Deuxième Sexe. « L’homme est défini comme être humain et la femme comme femelle : chaque fois qu’elle se comporte en être humain, on dit qu’elle imite le mâle »

Mobilising Men

Apologies to MadamJMo for the overused picture. I couldn’t find a suitable alternative – the one of Ken Livingstone just isn’t as good! It’s taken me a while to get this post down because life kept getting in the way, but better late than never, right? The one talk from UK Feminista’s Summer School that […]