whoever you want to be…

10 things I can’t do because I only have sons

Inspired by this wonderful article by dad-of-daughters, Mike Reynolds, here’s my list of the things I can’t do because I only have sons: Have pink stuff in the house. So … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Year Later and Still the Same Issues – Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder, part two

A little over a year ago I wrote a piece here on Bea about Reeva Steenkamp’s murder: Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp Murder. That was about the fact that paralympic runner … Continue reading

March 2, 2014

On the genderisation of toys

I know that various writers have posted on Bea about the ‘genderisation’ of toys, but the reason I want to bring this up again is because 1) I was talking … Continue reading

January 24, 2014

What do we teach small children about consent?

Last night, my daughter asked me to snuggle in with her under her duvet to sing her a bedtime song. I obliged, and gently tickled her feet. “No! No more … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

Crochet: A Love Story

If there’s anyone out there that has read the majority of my posts for Bea, you’ll know that most often, I tend to quite angrily tackle something from a feminist … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Warning: this is about rape-justification and victim blaming

My last two posts have been about the Edinburgh Festival; one was praising it loudly for its massive and diverse programme of events, its general and overall brilliance, the second … Continue reading

September 24, 2013

Happy International Day of Peace!

The International Day of Peace was created as a way to end conflict for a day (and build on that) each year. Click here for more about its history and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Am I right?

Oh, that rhetorical question. I’m a big believer in “napkin presentations”. The simple (but profound) idea you can present to someone with only the aid of a napkin, a pen, … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Misogyny at the Fringe – it’s just not funny

with Ida Persson and Jen Nicholson I’m up at the Edinburgh Festival this month (as previously reported) because, in August that’s where I usually am, being the editor of ThreeWeeks, … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Soaking up summer

I’m writing this while shielding my eyes from the bright light, tempted to go back outside to do just a little more reading In The Sun. This has been one … Continue reading

August 20, 2013

Balancing acts

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your balance? That you can’t remember the last time you had any equilibrium? While people often talk about work life balance, it’s notoriously … Continue reading

July 21, 2013

The Book that Made Me (Feminist) by Beth Kemp

Having read lots of other people’s ‘The Book That Made Me’ pieces, I knew very quickly which book it had to be for me: Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop. I … Continue reading

July 5, 2013
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