Impressions and Lessons

Recently, I’ve noticed that the exciting direction my career has taken might have its drawbacks. When dating, conversations around work and career inevitably crop up and when I tell people I’m a writer, they usually want to know of what. And so I tell them. I tell them I write about teaching and learning, business…

Female Beauty Crap

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions (new year’s resolutions in September?! Bear with me…). After years of reaching the 8th January and returning to December’s levels of drinking, eating and not exercising, over the past few years I’ve decided it’s best to not bother with resolutions in a bid to stave off spiralling into…

We need to talk about vulvas

Like most of the world, I’ve been quarantined at home for over two months.  I miss a lot of things, including book clubs, writing classes and random Brighton events.   Last week, I saw an event by ohne x This is a Vulva and it was exactly the kind of event I’d drag my girlies…

Polycystic Ovaries and Fertility

On deciding to write about PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), I’ve discovered it’s Polycystic Awareness Month!  And as it comes to the end of the month, it’s a good opportunity to write about my experiences of PCOS. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know I had PCOS.  At the age of 25, I had my…

10 Things My Mumma Taught Me.

No one deserves anything. Smile.  You can get away with murder with a smile. Don’t keep texting.  If he likes you, he’ll text you – play it cool. Brown and slightly hairy legs are better than smooth and pasty legs. It’s always okay to have a glass of wine. Every Sunday after the Saturday before,…

Are we all players?

Here are some snippets of conversations I’ve heard 20-something men have when I’ve been out and about in London and Brighton.  Food for thought…? Guys claim women are more likely to be players now.  Guys hate that ‘women hold the power’.  They reckon some girls only want a guy if she can see he has…

These hands

These hands these hands – adorned with silver, gold and opal – twitch with a need for touch they tingle for intimacy my fingertips hold yours; will you be around for long enough for me to learn their print? the lick of varnish applied before rousing Friday nights wears off by Monday morning; telling of my…

Mind-reading

How am I meant to know what you are thinking? How do I know you won’t be like the rest and disappear? Is there a way I can find this out without scaring you away? Is there a way I can avoid this sinking feeling that it’s happening again..? Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels