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Personal Women's Issues

An ode to Jodie

When the rumours started that the next Doctor might be a woman, I was intrigued but not hopeful. Even when it was just rumours there were male fans (#notallmen) who were up in arms. How dare this fictional alien change in an unapproved way. When the video announcement was released it became obvious that I …

Personal Women's Issues

Overwhelm

I am a news hound. I always loved breaking stories and sharing news with people. That’s one of the reasons I went to journalism school, and definitely one of the reasons I was so great at writing breaking stories and an awesome media monitor. I enjoy paying attention, knowing what’s going on, seeking out the …

Women's Issues

Burn

I’m building up a slow burn. My rage is levelling and I need to place it somewhere. Right now I feel very much all talk and no action, and I need action. I’m tired of domestic violence not being taken seriously – of abusers murdering innocent children because the women they felt they owned decided …

Issues Women's Issues

There is only the trying

I watched the Golden Globes last night, I saw Oprah’s speech, I saw all the reactions on Twitter and read articles about the Time’s Up movement. At the same time I’m currently reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, and delving back into the campaign that was. I read an article about the men who chose …

Health Personal Women's Issues

Fuel

The other day Joe said something to the kid and it pinged something in me. She asked if she could have a doughnut when we stopped for hot chocolate after the Christmas parade (this was not just a Santa Claus parade, there was a girl dressed as Mary riding a donkey in the first group) …

Issues Women's Issues

Where Are All The Women?

I had a conversation a few weeks ago about women in politics. The conversation was started by a very smart woman, she runs her own business, she’s engaged in the community, and she happened to hear how few women are involved in American politics. She was surprised, and that low number made her question how …

Issues Personal Women's Issues

More than 140

Like most people, I was confused when I first started using Twitter. It seemed ridiculous, communicating in short bursts like that. I didn’t even really text at the time. Very quickly I figured out that Twitter was a place I needed to be as someone who was working monitoring the media. The Parliamentary Press Gallery …

Personal Women's Issues

No Limits

I got some good advice from a friend a little while ago – That maybe instead of focusing on how frustrating it is to feel fat and useless, instead focus on the things my body can do and what other women like me can do. She had some recommendations – great, fit, strong women I …

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