WE have 2020 vision

Yesterday I was invited to the shortlist for the Women’s Equality Party list of candidates for the Greater London Assembly Election. Here’s what I said at the assessment session… Please join us as part of WEP – there’s no better time than now to make change. You can do that here https://www.womensequality.org.uk/join_to_vote Join by 30th March and voting closes 31st March (votes only for London members). … Continue reading WE have 2020 vision

Stepping up …. again

  In 2016 I attended my first-ever party political conference. The WEP’s first-ever conference. This was not a co-incidence. Party Conferences have always intrigued and repulsed me, and I had never really felt invited or included. WEP’s first-ever conference held shortly after the Brockley by-election, in which I stood as the first-ever WEP local council candidate – and in the same as year as I’d … Continue reading Stepping up …. again

FAQs on my council candidacy

“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

WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality

Yesterday Evening at the Amersham Arms, WEP Lewisham held a fundraiser to raise money for our Local Council election campaigns in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley.

Three brilliant comedians treated us to take their take on the world and we hugely grateful to Ada Campe for setting it up and to Rachel Creeger and New Cross’s own Thanyia Moore for appearing. fb header comedy night_edited-1

Always up for a challenge, I took the straight woman slot and introduced what our WEP Lewisham campaign is about. Here’s roughly what I said. Continue reading “WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality”

Giving up the food of my family: life as a vegan in diaspora

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
Erica Em discusses the challenges of giving up traditional Cambodian food and the cultural consequences of becoming vegan Switching to veganism has been a conflicting journey of balancing my personal beliefs on the one hand, and my cultural heritage on the other. Whilst I live in Australia, I have Cambodian parents, and food has always been one of the few… Continue reading Giving up the food of my family: life as a vegan in diaspora

Social Justice and Infertility a personal view

On 1st November 2017 I was delighted to be asked to speak on the panel at Fertility Network UK’ event at the Houses of Parliament:

I’m delighted to be on this panel because this was my world for nearly ten years.

I’m not a health specialist, I’m not a parliamentarian, although I am a founder-member and candidate of the Women’s Equality Party.

We are creating our new policy for Equal Health and Medical Research,

Which will be ratified by our party’s 65,000 members and supporters. That process hasn’t happened yet, so I need to be clear that I am here speaking personally.

speakers at the Politics of Fertility Debate

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GOLDFISH BOWL: An interview with Illustrator Olivia Twist

Originally posted on The Albany, Deptford:
Goldfish Bowl is a collaboration between The Paper Birds theatre company and Caleb Femi. With live music from DJ / music producer Lex Amor and illustrations by Olivia Twist, Goldfish Bowl is based on the life & works of Young People’s Laureate Caleb Femi, and interrogates the many small, but defining moments that make up a life. It’s a thrilling combination of spoken… Continue reading GOLDFISH BOWL: An interview with Illustrator Olivia Twist