The bane of body shaming

“You’ve gained weight,no?” A cousin of my husband’s stated this gleefully, looking at me for agreement. She wanted me to say yes and look ashamed, as I had done many times before in the years gone by. You see, I … Continue reading The bane of body shaming

The trouble with Brexit (Part 3): Project Fear: non-EU immigration

Where were you born? And what did you do to deserve that? If you are reading this, there is a pretty good chance that you grew up in a relatively rich country, possibly a Western democracy. It is probably safe … Continue reading The trouble with Brexit (Part 3): Project Fear: non-EU immigration

All routes (should) lead to love

What an incredible weekend I have just had! My first ever Pride parade and attendance at the Attitude Pride awards. It has been illuminating, educational, poignant and exhilarating. My first contact with a gay person was at the age of … Continue reading All routes (should) lead to love

A necessary evil?

So, I took a month off social media in June. This really meant no Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or Whatsapp for an entire month. I have done this previously when going on holiday, as a means of staying ‘in the moment’, … Continue reading A necessary evil?