I ran a free online 5 day course on social justice parenting last year and I recently rediscovered the pdfs so thought I'd pop them here so they don't get lost again: Hello and here we are on the final day of the Raising Change mini online course- I hope you’ve enjoyed the content and … Continue reading Representation & Inclusion – Day 4
Consent – Day 3
I ran a free online 5 day course on social justice parenting last year and I recently rediscovered the pdfs so thought I'd pop them here so they don't get lost again: Hi and welcome back to day 3 of Raising Change- Parenting for Social Justice and today’s topic is consent and it’s a heavy … Continue reading Consent – Day 3
Gender Stereotypes – Day 2
I ran a free online 5 day course on social justice parenting last year and I recently rediscovered the pdfs so thought I'd pop them here so they don't get lost again: Hello again and today we’re talking gender stereotypes. What exactly are they? Well, gender stereotypes are fixed ideas or preconceptions about characteristics or … Continue reading Gender Stereotypes – Day 2
Feminist Parenting? – Day 1
I ran a free online 5 day course on social justice parenting last year and I recently rediscovered the pdfs so thought I'd pop them here so they don't get lost again Hi and thank you so much for joining me this week as we explore parenting for social justice in small, easy to manage … Continue reading Feminist Parenting? – Day 1
All The Women In Me Are Tired.
I wrote this unfinished blog post at the beginning of October and I forgot all about it until I found it just now (probably because it's just one big long moan about being tired). All the women in me are tired. The mother. The teacher. The feminist. Despite having a 14 month old who sleeps … Continue reading All The Women In Me Are Tired.
Bringing Up Baby.
This week is my last week of maternity leave and it turned out to be very different to what I imagined it to be (without even taking into account a global pandemic). Before Rudy arrived, I imagine that my year would be spent reading (while the baby slept), learning (while the baby slept), sewing (while … Continue reading Bringing Up Baby.
Recently, I found myself reading an absolutely nauseating account of childbirth by a popular blogger, which apparently had its readers dabbing the tears away as they cooed over staged photos of a freshly post-birth mother with shiny, perfectly styled hair and a face full of makeup. Her fringe looked better immediately after giving birth than … Continue reading Morning Song.
My baby is due tomorrow. However, he is showing no signs of vacating his warm, cosy home and I have been advised by my well-meaning midwife that he’ll probably be late. So now, I just wait and, well, eat my way through all the biscuits I suppose. I haven’t written anything on here since last … Continue reading No Aloha.
I was recently invited to speak at Seeing Red, which was organised as part of the Being Human Festival, at the University of Essex. It was an event to bring together "campaigners and academics to explore how historical representations of menstruation inform contemporary concerns about period poverty" and I was initially invited to speak because … Continue reading Seeing Red.
Coming of Age.
“Old age was growing inside me. It kept catching my eye from the depths of the mirror. I was paralysed sometimes as I saw it making its way toward me so steadily when nothing inside me was ready for it.” Simone de Beauvoir. We’d stand in nightclubs eyeing the thirty-somethings in faded band t-shirts … Continue reading Coming of Age.