I am two generations from people who all had a trade or were agricultural labourers. (Most of us are). Continue reading On family, chance and vaccines
It’s your fault if you get ill
and it’s your fault if you pass it on.
It’s your fault if you don’t have PPE and don’t protect your team
This is not a garland of stars I take off and hand back lightly. You are in my marrow. Like many people I can believe in more than one thing at a time. I will continue believing in and supporting the EU whilst thinking in inches and ounces as I always have. Continue reading Thank EU for having us…
There’s a lot of talk about intersectionality and how to do it. I’m particularly drawn to this article because it’s about centring an experience (which isn’t mine) and like my conclusions in 2016 that we need to redesign the suit (ie default male perspective) it’s time to consider redesigning the table if the table is white, middle-class European/colonial cultural defaults…. Creative Exchange Lab Mentoring by … Continue reading Just checking in – news from otherwhere
Pride is not a party Wasn’t and isn’t my call to tell the #LGBTQI+ community how to do Pride but I reckon #StellaDuffy can have a view. http://stelladuffy.blog/2019/06/07/pride-is-not-a-party/— Read on stelladuffy.blog/2019/06/07/pride-is-not-a-party/ Continue reading Pride is not a party
Flags are a serious and joyful business where I grew up. With a plethora of seafaring types both professional and amateur pretty much everyone round here speaks flag. Flags are flown in seasons of celebration and commemoration. I well remember my father and I dressing our house frontage overall with naval flags to celebrate the Silver Jubilee. (Back when we all cared) A passing cycling … Continue reading Dressed overall?
I never knew until Woman’s Hour this morning that they call it a flood. A bleed so heavy you are scared to leave the house. With me they started as peri menopause set in. (Note. Not every woman experiences them) I was in recovery from years of pregnancy losses (natural conceptions) and unsuccessful IVF. I thought this was just the next thing. And soon after … Continue reading Flood is the word
I’m about to set up home with my Dad to become his primary carer. Although it’s sad that Dad is near the end of his days with us, we get on well – for the most part – and I’m looking forward to being with him. A month ago I didn’t really want to. I’ve done this before. With my Mother and it was as … Continue reading Things that are different when this girl cares for her Dad – an occasional series
#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
It’s not their fault I was burgled. It’s not their fault I’m in shock. But the company they work for could remember that a large part of their clientele are in this space. And they could do well to consider this in future. It doesn’t matter how good the work”man”ship is this time. If I ever need this kind of work again, I’ll be looking elsewhere, until I see that they’ve taken my experience seriously. Continue reading Right of Entry?