I saw my brother for the first time on the 9th of September of 1996. My parents had […]
CW: rape, PTSD, social exclusion We all go through our ‘cool girl’ stage. When you’re young, a rejection […]
CW: rape, PTSD, sexual violence “I don’t know if you can help me. This might not be what […]
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is ‘Be Bold for Change’. Many groups and organisations […]
CW: Domestic abuse, mental health, substance misuse, racism, body shaming, homophobia Growing up in a domestic abuse situation […]
CW: Abortion, pregnancy
“Why did you have me, Mummy?” Well, there’s the million dollar question. I have just tried to explain the pro-choice demonstration I’m going on to my seven year old daughter. I’ve attempted, in the past, to answer her questions about procreation as simply and truthfully as possible, but I know I’ve fallen short. There are things she doesn’t understand. Her question is a good one though. If I am going to stand outside the Polish embassy and yell at the top of my voice that women have a fundamental right to choose whether to carry a child to term, then why did I, still at uni, much too young, and not the most maternal person, have her?
CW: Domestic abuse The charity Living Without Abuse asserts that domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women in […]