Unapologetically feminist

Unapologetically feminist

This weekend was the Wheeler Centre’s first Broadside, an “unapologetically feminist” festival of ideas. Of course that’s my jam, so I bought a ticket as soon as it was released. And oh my god, I was blown away by the weekend. I don’t...
Truly, madly, deeply

Truly, madly, deeply

I’ve only had a small number of ‘real’ romantic relationships in my life – all unmitigated disasters. That’s not to say I regret them – some were founded on real love, others taught me what I wouldn’t want in a future...
Believe her

Believe her

When I was at university, I was sexually assaulted. I didn’t report it. I didn’t report it for a whole number of reasons. I was out of my comfort zone – overseas and leaving for home in the morning. I had been drunk. I was dressed in a short skirt. I...
Binge eating and body positivity

Binge eating and body positivity

I am obese. That means I live my life surrounded by people giving me side glances and snide remarks. The ‘helpful’  people give me constant diet advice: did you know that to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more? What? Really?! On public...