Lady In Red

Lady in Red: The Original Stage Play

  Lady in Red has been hailed by audiences across the UK as the best play about domestic abuse ever written. I saw it at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2013 and I thought it was incredible. So, when I was asked to review the book of the stage play, I was intrigued to see if…

#TeamHonkRelay

Three Women, One Cause

Three women, one cause: #TeamHonkRelay for Sport Relief 2014. So the training has begun. Saturday 11 January saw my first training ride in preparation for the #TeamHonkRelay on 25 February. 48km or 30 miles may not seem like a massive number of miles but none of the Nottingham blogging relay team are particularly into their fitness…

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Sport Relief 2014 #TeamHonkRelay

Sport Relief is back 21-23 March 2014, bringing the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise some serious life-changing cash. I personally love Sport Relief, I always find it compelling and inspiring and I’m sure this year will be no different. I’m delighted to say that this year I’m participating. I’m joining…

To Train Up A Child

To Train Up A Child: a child abuse manual

Trigger warning: child abuse, physical abuse ‘To Train Up A Child’ is a parenting book by Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joys Ministries. It’s the most sickening book I’ve ever come across. You may have seen this book already. I stumbled across it after reading a post on facebook outlining the death of…

Reclaim the Night Nottingham 2013, rape, male violence against women, sexual assault, EVAW

A lesson in safety for violent men

Saturday 9 November 2013 saw ‘Reclaim the Night’ hit the streets of Nottingham for the first time in over 20 years. Women marched, united, calling for safe streets, a right to walk alone after dark, wherever we want, wearing whatever we choose, without the fear of sexual assault or rape. Not too much to ask…

feminism in london

Feminism in London 2013 and Finn Mackay

Saturday 26 October 2013 saw Feminism in London 2013. There were over 850 women there and I was one! I wanted to share the closing speech by Finn Mackay, because for me this is what feminism is all about. And even if you don’t agree with all that she says, you can’t help but agree…

Karen Ingala Smith petition

Counting Dead Women

If you were to sit and search the internet you would find numerous women that have lost their lives to male violence. But counting dead women is about more than just counting. The domestic abuse statistics are all too familiar in the UK. One in four women will be a victim at some time in…

The risks of turning to loan sharks

The Risks of Turning to Loan Sharks

These are difficult times are financially difficult for many, but would you turn to a loan shark to help you survive? More and more women are doing just that, with horrific consequences. With high street banks and building societies refusing riskier lending, many women are finding it difficult to feed their families and resorting to financial…