Kickass Women 2.0 – A Ray of Hope

For many of us right now, the future is uncertain.  Markets are crashing, businesses are closing and there is a great deal of (understandable) negativity. And whilst I don’t wish to underestimate the gravitas of the global situation, over the weekend I found a little ray of hope in my corner of the world.  In…

Leadership

Recently, I’ve been thinking about leadership in all guises.  And when I think about it, I realise that everyone will have taken the lead at some point in their lives: Games in the playground often have a leader who dictates which friend can be the captain and which character everyone will play. In our jobs,…

Successes and Failures – Part 1 of 3

As the year draws to an end, we often reflect on our accomplishments and failures of the past 12 months.  We might be particularly proud of a promotion, or an engagement or reaching out to a forgotten friend.  Or maybe we missed opportunities and look back at the year with a hint of regret, but…

Books every single girl should read

What better way to deal with feeling fed-up, lonely and pissed off than getting lost in a book?! Inspired by my darling friend and future novelist, here are my top 9 to help you through these times: 1) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: For when you’re feeling lost This beautiful short book is a perfect…

Our heroes and our heroines.

When you tell your son and your daughter a bedtime story, I hope the narrative will have changed.They don’t need to hear of distressed damsels or Prince Charming hair – they need the stories in which the girl saves herself and sometimes she saves Prince Charming, too.For we all need guidance at one point or…

I’m a feminist but…

My favourite podcast is The Guilty Feminist.  It explores a whole host of topics in insightful ways whilst being absolutely hilarious at the same time.  At the beginning of each episode the hosts disclose three un-feminist habits they have discovered about themselves.  Here are some of my own and ones friends have shared: (See a…

7 daily contradictions of my version of feminism

Don’t assume I need help with hanging this picture, but when I ask, be glad to help.   If my computer crashes, don’t move me to the side and fix it within 5 minutes, show me what to do and I’ll fix it for myself.   Don’t expect me to make dinner and then wash…

The hook-up culture that is 2017…

Single Millennials have dug themselves a grave. We’ve created a hook-up culture where, if we’re not willing to participate in an NSA (No-strings-attached) relationship, someone else will.  We can have free sex whenever we want it.  Women have fought, and continue to fight, for the right to be as sexually liberated as men and not…