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THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I’M NOT THE NANNY AND OTHER ASSUMPTIONS

    As a white British Women I am increasingly aware of my own privilege, and rightly so. For many subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) racism is a day to day issue, whether that be the way you are greeted at the local playgroup or even the care you receive on the labour ward. Luisa Brown sheds light on the assumptions she has encountered.…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    GASLIGHTING AKA PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

    This list from Eliza list comes with a trigger warning as it focuses on abuse. But the unique and particularly heart-wrenching thing about this type of abuse is that it is hard to pin point. There are no physical manifestation to serve as hard evidence; instead the bruises a psychological and emotional. …

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WHY I CHOOSE TO LIVE ON A LOW INCOME

    We are taught to strive for more: bigger house, bigger salary, more possessions. More, more, more. And there is absolute nothing wrong with that. But what happens if financial wealth isn't your goal? Katie Watkins has recently sacrificed disposable income and instead opted to be skint. Here she talks through whys and wherefores of that decision. …

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER

    PMDD have you heard of it? Turns out it is PMS's evil twin. It stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it effects 1 in 20 women and makes the days running up to their period some kind of living hell, reeking havoc with body and mind. Here Claire Walker shares her experience. …

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    BORN INTO A FAMILY OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

    This anonymous writer came forward wanting to give a glimpse into her upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness. It isn't conclusive and of course does not represent the feelings or opinions of everyone who has been involved with the religion.  It is her experience, which she has written about bravely and from the heart.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE REALITY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

    We have all heard of Diabetes, but do we really know what the condition involves? This list sheds light on common misconceptions, including understanding what the differences between type 1 and 2 are. A valuable and realistic account of her life with Type 1 Diabetes, by Rosie Red…

  • THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    I LOST MYSELF TO A CORPORATE CAREER

    The author of this list (who wishes to remain anonymous) isn't the first to lured into climbing a career ladder. And he won't be the last to work relentless in search of promotions and pay-rises only to eventually realise that in doing so he has lost sight of himself. Question is what happens next? How do reclaim your identity from the corporate machine?…