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 […]

Review: ‘Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life’ by Neil Hughes

I’m fascinated by psychology, mental health and self-improvement, but I’ve always felt slightly ambivalent about self-help books – with my attitude generally falling somewhere between intrigued and cynical. When Neil Hughes first contacted me about his book, he managed to appeal to the former and, as I read [amazon_link asins=’0993166806′ template=’SGProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’0c46aeeb-0a80-11e7-b849-4b7fbb5fb3d3′], I realised his writing is informed by […]

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’ […]

Review: Reclaiming the F Word

Originally published at Feminist Times. [amazon_textlink asin=’1780326270′ text=’Reclaiming The F Word’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’faa73dbe-0a82-11e7-9a3d-ddc32ef44796′] was one of the first feminist books I ever read as a fledgling undergraduate feminist, so when co-author Catherine Redfern offered Feminist Times a review copy, I jumped at the chance. Reading it the first time around, [amazon_textlink asin=’1780326270′ text=’Reclaiming […]

Review: The Deep Space at the Old Red Lion theatre

Originally published at Islington Now. The Deep Space is a dark, moving tragedy of domestic life with a haunting intimacy that lingers with the audience long after the four actors take their final bow. Described as a “modern horror story”, the play centres on the conversation between two women in an interrogation cell – Caitlin, a […]

Stand Up For Women

Originally published at What The Frock! Working for a violence against women charity, like being an Arsenal fan, is no laughing matter – as Denise Marshall, CEO of women’s charity Eaves, pointed out at the start of their Stand Up For Women comedy night in the Soho Theatre. Yet the amazing women (and men) who work at Eaves […]

Review: What The Frock! 3

Originally published at The Student Journals. Saturday 15th September saw the third What The Frock! women’s comedy night in Bristol, held in association with UK Feminista’s Summer School. In just four months, since the first event, WTF’s creator and organiser Jane Duffus has successfully proven that mainstream comedy clubs are overlooking some really hilarious women comedians. In fact, she’s proved her […]