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  • MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, Uncategorized

    I WAS R*PED BY A STRANGER

    This list makes for difficult reading. I wish it didn't need to be written. Now more than ever I think we all wish that we, as women, felt safer. Until then I think it's important to keep shining a light on the uglier reality of life.  With that in mind am grateful and in awe of the author, who wishes to remain anonymous, but goes under @fancybeingfree on Instagram who is truly courageous for having written this:…

  • HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, MUST READ

    A TALE OF TWO ABORTIONS

    The author of today's piece wishes to remain anonymous (she explains why in the opening line), but as I said to her over email, what's remarkable about her writing is that highlights how 'common-place yet let life-altering' abortions are.…

  • EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, MUST READ

    2020 IN 10 FEELINGS

    This one comes courtesy of Sally Darby founder of @mums_like_us  who wanted to share her experience of Covid with MS (and 2 small kids). As I read on 'another-Friday-that may-as-well-have-been-a-Tuesday' I felt like she was managing to put into the words the feelings of many of us over this last year. Here it is:…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    NARCISSISTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP

    This list has been in my 'to put live' file for a long time (thank you April for your patience). Though I am passionate about sharing tricky subjects I am also wary of trying to judge the mood. As such I have found myself waiting for the 'right time' to share this; the fact is there is no 'right time'. So here it is. …

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ

    GRIEVING MY FATHER

    Grief is the most complex of things to navigate, my experience of it is that it rarely follows a set path, in fact part of what makes it so difficult is that it is full of twists and turns. One moment you feel like you are finding a way to live with it, the next it feels like an enormous weight you will never shift. Here  Afua Adom  bravely shares an account of  grieving her Dad:…