#Feminists of #London – arts division – you note I have not specifically addressed this to the women – I have been selected by my peers in the The Women’s Equality Party London to be a candidate in the #GLA2020elections. This is just a little year away. For anyone who has ever made a show you know this isn’t a long time. I’m fourth in … Continue reading Arts are on the list
The Women’s Equality Party second conference took place in from 7th – 9th September 2018. It was only my second political conference too. In 2016, on the day that all the motions were presented, I watched and learned how the process went ahead and left determined that an area that the party hadn’t yet focused on wouldn’t be overlooked next time – societal under-appreciation of … Continue reading From STEM to STEAM
I heard you say you’re an IVF survivor and I wondered what you meant…. Continue reading Life after IVF
“If I had to pick one pivotal moment for women in the last 100 years, I would pick right now. 2018 has the potential to be a landmark moment for women” Helen Pankhurst –Let’s prove her right. I’m standing to represent the residents of Ladywell on Lewisham Council for the Women’s Equality Party. I’ve been campaigning since the end of February, mostly by working with a … Continue reading FAQs on my council candidacy
If you were asked to put in rank order what you valued more highly – your Grannie, your children or your car…. love, instinct, social pressure and conditioned response probably tell us one thing, but financial reckoning something completely different. Continue reading Equal pay for equal value
I firmly believe in the cultural, environmental, economic and social justice, workers and womens’ rights benefits that membership of the EU brings. No matter what happens it is imperative we protect these rights. Continue reading EU and me
Last week for International Women’s Day I was delighted to be invited to be included in this video. It’s a very simple message #makeyourmark Continue reading Make Your Mark – #JoinWE
On Thursday 1st November 2017, I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Fertility Network UK event Politics in Fertility hosted by Paula Sheriff MP at the House of Commons. You can read what I said here.
It was most valuable for me as an opportunity to hear the myths around fertility and IVF treatments debunked. It won’t surprise you to learn of course that a lot of the problems associated with lack of access to treatments would be markedly improved with a prescription of “common sense”, better communication and a societal shift in attitude to infertility – understanding it as a disease and not a lifestyle choice.
Here’s some of what I learned (and said): Continue reading “The Politics of Infertility”
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO PUT WOMEN’S EQUALITY ON THE AGENDA IN LEWISHAM, IN THE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY 2018?
HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO IT? Continue reading “JOIN US – set the agenda for 2018”
Until full access to sexual and reproductive health rights is a reality for women in every nation of the UK, there will be a glaring double standard in our government’s approach. Whilst we welcome unreservedly the UK’s leadership on family planning on the world stage, it is vital that these same politicians do not abandon their commitments to uphold the human rights of women on these shores. Continue reading WEP calls out government’s double standards on sexual and reproductive health rights