#StartAConversation, Blogging & Online

Why I Still Love Social Media

I've not had anything to say here for a long time. Or, that's not true. I've had about as much to say as usual, but often I've barely had the executive function to write it down. Too many health issues. And when I have I've kinda been writing a book. So, I've been hanging out on… Continue reading Why I Still Love Social Media

#StartAConversation, Life

Multiculturalism Is Not An Experiment

“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” ~ Hélder Câmara I want to talk about multiculturalism. It's been in the news a lot lately, what with the… Continue reading Multiculturalism Is Not An Experiment


I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…

(Image Credit: Jay Morrison) “Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship… Continue reading I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…

Suburban Bournemouth
Life, Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Kitty Genovese Would Have Faired No Better In Suburban England

(Image Credit) "Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium." ~ Cyril Connolly I have post traumatic stress disorder, as you probably know already. You probably also know that the side effects of post traumatic stress disorder include nightmares, flashbacks, and generalised anxiety. You may… Continue reading Kitty Genovese Would Have Faired No Better In Suburban England

Life, Relationships

Are You Qualified To Be A Parent?

"It doesn't seem like a smart thing for me to do, and I'm pretty adamant about that, I don't have anything in me that says rush out and have kids. It's the ultimate responsibility." ~ George Clooney While being interrogated, and I mean interrogated, by a relatively new colleague as to why I don't intend… Continue reading Are You Qualified To Be A Parent?