28th February 2018: International Day of Hygge

I love the hygge trend. I'm definitely someone who loves home comforts, cosy blankets and cups of tea. Hygge can also translate as self-care. As someone with a chronic illness, I have to take care of myself, and there's nothing I love more than snuggling on the sofa, surrounded by candles and soft throws and that [...]

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Women’s Equality Party to contest seats in London, Manchester and Cardiff

The Women’s Equality Party announced yesterday that four more candidates who will contest seats in the snap General Election on 8 June. In London, Nimco Ali will stand in Hornsey and Wood Green and Harini Iyengar will stand in Vauxhall. Sharon Lovell will contest the Wales seat of Cardiff South and Penarth, while Sally Carr [...]

Green Party votes to endorse Women’s Equality Party in Shipley

The Bradford Green Party yesterday voted by 80 percent in favour to endorse Sophie Walker's candidacy in Shipley, calling for a progressive alliance to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies. The local Liberal Democrat party is currently in discussion about whether to also step aside and Labour is yet to select a candidate. "I am delighted that [...]

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8th 2017

This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May stood outside of 10 Downing Street and announced that a general election will be held on 8th June 2017. This comes in the wake of Article 50 being triggered, and after she had assured everyone that she categorically would not call for a snap general election. "The country is [...]

Funding anti-choice organisations with the tampon tax is violence against women

When I read the news that a percentage of the tampon tax has been going to anti-choice organisations, I thought it was a joke. It was April 1st, after all. But, sadly, it's true. The British government is using money from the tampon tax to fund anti-choice organisations, and dressing it up as supporting women. Let [...]

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

I review The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, book 6 in the Peter Gran series. The Hanging Tree was the Tyburn gallows which stood where Marble Arch stands today. Oxford Street was the last trip of the condemned. Some things don't change. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy and now blood has returned to [...]

Women’s Equality Party: WE need more women in politics to end intimidation of female politicians across the world

Two in five female politicians have been subject to threats of death, rape, violence or abduction, according to new global research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). More than a fifth said they had actually experienced one or more acts of sexual violence. “This shocking new data shows how urgently we need to change the environments [...]