I’ve Joined the Vlogosphere

Hi all, just a quick one to let you know I've started vlogging. It's something I've been thinking about for a while now (about a year!), and a couple of weeks ago I dived in and started posting videos. Just testing the water at the moment but aiming to do a video a week in … Continue reading I’ve Joined the Vlogosphere

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My Story

A woman sits in a high-back chair carefully stitching a small patchwork quilt.  Her hands cradle the fabric. It is not a usual or easy task for her but she perserveres. Each day adding a few patches more.  As the quilt grows so does her belly.  The baby inside is nearly ready to be born.

Is Zootropolis (or Zootopia if you’re in the US) a feminist movie?

Judy's story is one we know well. The way to "make it" if you're female (and it suggests inevitably prey) is to be better - much better - than your male counterparts and then pay your dues to the system until you finally get some reward and recognition. It's exhausting and only the outliers will make it. Judy Hopps is an outlier. A female prey in a system which favour males. She makes it but the system remains unchanged.

The Power of Connection

I believe in the power of connection. As individuals, tiny dots on the surface of this planet, we can feel unseen, misunderstood and overwhelmed. But when we start to make connections, within ourselves (our light and shadow, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual expressions), with our communities, and with the natural world which sustains us, that is when the real … Continue reading The Power of Connection