Conflict. Pandemic. Corruption. Storms. Wildfires. World War Three. It feels like a very scary time right now. Whether you're watching television, listening to podcasts, scrolling through social media or just having a chat with someone, the overwhelming misery of current events is difficult to escape. For those of us who have the privilege of disengaging … Continue reading The Cost of Living
It has been impossible to remain unmoved by the news coming out of Kabul in recent weeks. The Taliban, the politico-military organisation who were removed from power in Afghanistan in 2001, have rapidly taken control of the country once again following the withdrawal of US troops. Photos, videos, testimonials and reports have flooded our media, … Continue reading Women and menstruation in Afghanistan
ebony ebony associate the word ebony with the tree ebony notice how the tree has a smooth finish when polished imagine a world where black women weren’t punished so for a few seconds just shut up and listen i remember when asked ‘ what’s next?’ replied with ‘ masters , phd? this man replied when ‘ when will you settle down , you career … Continue reading ebony by Lanaire Aderemi (verse writer)
[WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE WHICH SOME MAY FIND UPSETTING] "I can't breathe". You've probably heard those words a thousand times over the last week or so. These are the last words of George Floyd, a man who was murdered on the 25th of May 2020 in Minnesota, due to the use … Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe.”
Since the start of lockdown, I've been having telephone counselling with a wonderful counsellor called Catherine. My previous experience of counselling, whilst positive, and addressing issues that needed to be addressed at the time, was with a male counsellor, and I knew I wasn't being entirely honest with him. Not so much in what I … Continue reading Why are we so afraid of angry women?
The Covid-19 pandemic has gripped every inch of the globe, affected every class of people, every race, religion, and gender. No one is exempt, but some are more vulnerable; one group that falls under this category are the homeless population. Current estimations state that there are 325,000 homeless people in the UK, including 135, 000 … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: ‘Everyone in’… but for how long?
Two years ago, I wrote a piece for our blog about bravery, and how I wasn't sure if I possessed it anymore. It remains one of my favourite pieces I have written - to write candidly and honestly about inner struggle, was, I now realise, actually quite brave. I couldn't tell you what had shifted … Continue reading Withstanding
At the moment, good news seems few and far between. So my eye was caught yesterday, on my morning scroll of the BBC News page, by this headline: After years of campaigning following Laura Coryton's 2014 petition to Stop Taxing Periods, after years of waiting following Cameron's 2016 equivocations, this should be a joyous moment: … Continue reading Vexing And Taxing: the ‘zero rate’ debate
As a familiar chill fills the air, the leaves start to turn shades of orange and red and supermarkets start to prematurely stock mince pies (seriously guys, it’s not even Halloween yet), it seems about time for an autumnal update on everything A Bloody Good Cause has been doing since our last campaign closed back … Continue reading A Bloody Good Update
When colleagues start seeing women as incompetent they think their opinions don’t matter. Just months ago, I experienced it myself. The glaring discrimination that exists in one of California’s coffee shops has been prodding me to quit my job as an assistant sales director. I have just finished presenting the quarterly evaluation of my department … Continue reading Guest Blog: “I Am Stressed out … It’s Not PMS”