Equality

Race and Royalty

Why Ms. Markle Is Significant

As the Meghan-Harry wedding approaches, I’ve been thinking about the significance of Ms. Markle joining the Royal fold. I am not a Royalist, you understand. Whilst I appreciate the continued need for a monarchy in practical…

3 min

199 inaccessible tube stops

Travelling through London as a wheelchair user

When I moved to London to pursue a postrgraduate degree, I quickly realised that Londoners absolutely love talking about the tube. What lines get them from home to work, what disruptions have they experienced? Quite often,…

3 min

International Women’s Day 2018

#PressforProgress

Today is my daughters 14th birthday. It is also International Women’s Day. Somehow that feels significant – I can’t quite describe why. I am mum to 3 girls, aged 17, 14 and 11. Raising my girls is…

3 min

Shall We Talk About Privilege?

Accepting and recognising our own privilege

Hold on to your hats ladies and gents we are in for a ride today.  I am delighted to have been asked to contribute to A Life Loved Blog and am diving in head first and…

12 min

Drummer Grrrls

Because drumming is not just reserved for boys

In 1992, I was sixteen years old. The alternative rock subgenre ‘grunge’ had emerged in Seattle, Washington during the mid-late eighties and had finally made its way across the water. I was ready to embrace it….

4 min

How to be an Ally to Disabled People

Disability and equality

During the last couple of years, the way we talk about gender, race and diversity has changed profoundly. It truly feels like something has shifted, and voices that have been absent from public discussions can now…

6 min

Glitz, Glamour & A Call To Arms

Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes

Diamonds and Dior. Glitz and gowns. As a person who takes real pleasure in dressing up for the occasional swanky do, I’ve watched the Golden Globe Awards a number of times over the years. An event…

3 min