That lust that lipstick brings.

Dear Cosmetics Industry, I’m writing to complain about the negative influence you’ve had on my life. I’m usually reluctant to send pissy letters but if I don’t nobody else will, and that kind of attitude leads to complacency and passive acceptance of unachievable feminine ideologies. The primary issue is that, though I am now 35 years old , I still believe…

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Positive steps into 2017

As we come to the end of 2016 I can’t help reflecting on the year – a tricky one in lots of ways. But rather than focusing on the bad things, I’m looking at the positives: the hurdles I’ve jumped that have made me stronger, the experiences that have helped me grow. So, I’m going to share some things that…

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Be kind to each other – now more than ever.

The morning after last year’s general election, I sat on the sofa with my son and cuddled him close. For the first time since he was born in 2007 I felt genuine fear about what his future would hold. And then Brexit happened. And once again it was his opportunities that had been limited. His options that were narrowed. Meanwhile,…

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US Election: Clinton v Trump or Woman v Man?

I’m feeling nervous. Today America votes for their new president and I’m walking around with a my stomach clenched with unease. It’s similar to the feeling I had on the day of the EU referendum; a feeling in my gut that things were about to change forever. The feeling that while the outcome should be obvious, we could very well…

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