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  • 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:…

  • MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ

    A LETTER TO MY SON

    Kandice Menzie and odd to her son touches on feminism, gender but also articulates her hopes, fear and guidance for the next generation of young black men.…