‘I find I cannot scroll past these things on twitter anymore, I cannot see the speeches on Facebook and tell myself they are not for me’ … More The UK Back The Parkland Students (Even If We Are All Hypocrites)
All people with disabilities or chronic illnesses struggle with some aspects of their lives. Some will struggle with every day tasks like washing themselves and getting dressed and some will manage most things well but struggle with things like travel, hobbies and sport. I myself am somewhere in between so I’d like to share a … More Five Everyday Adaptations for the Spoonie Life
This months music theme is wonderful women. First up…
They call me creature,
those who come
to dig their fingers into my flesh… … More They Call Me Creature
The UK is a country that prides itself on justice, freedom and equal opportunities for all, so why are more than 100 people in Yarl’s Wood detention centre hunger striking? … More Hunger For Freedom: What’s Happening At Yarl’s Wood?
Do you know the average lifetime cost of having periods? £4800 (approximately $6700 USD). … More Women’s Republic: Too Poor to Bleed?
They think it’s all due to some uniquely twenty-first-century notion of entitlement, that man can take what they want and there be no consequences. … More Women’s Republic: I Will Shrink
This song has followed me through life. It is the sound track to childhood holidays in France, to teenage parties, to road trips with mates, to dates good and bad. I don’t think I’ll ever escape it and I certainly don’t want to.
This months theme seems to be…songs my family made me love. Mum listened to the album this features on obsessively while pregnant with me and when I was a baby and I still love it to this day. He never bloody plays it in concert though!
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes. So why has Ann-Marie been turned down twice before even making it to assessment? She is pretty certain she knows the answer. … More Women’s Republic: Sexism, Ableism and Adoption