“I used to be enough for myself”

I used to be enough for myself in the morning is one of those performances by spoken word artist Azure Antoinette that resonates deeply with me. You know those times when you listen to something and you do more than hear the words? When you have an embodied experience...

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Stitching my relationship with my mother.

It's Mothering Sunday and my twitter feed is full of tweets about and to mothers. A wonderful celebration of our mums. However, for some of us our relationship with our mother is, for all kinds of reasons, complex.Whilst my mother died many years ago my...

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International Women’s Day 2019: Paying it forward

Today is International Women's Day and the focus is on "Balance for Better". A call for, 'the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports...

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Making the transition from work to home.

There are two types of people, those who light up the room when they walk in and those who light up a room when they walk out. When you've had a challenging day at work how do you make the transition from work to home? What kind of person are you when you walk through...

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Book review: Handywoman.

The Handywoman is a book which, at its heart, is about the process of plotting a new map and navigating the unchartered terrain of experiencing and living with the consequences of a stroke at the age of 36. Most of all it is about how, through this experience, one...

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