To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Tots 100 have brought together a list of 12 of the UK’s best female bloggers sharing feminist content on their blogs and social media. And guess what? One of them is me. I’ve posted a lot about feminism this week and how we still need to #pressforprogress. I am honoured to have been included in the line up, which includes some of my favourite bloggers. Check out the post by clicking on the link. Read on www.tots100.co.uk/2018/03/08/international-womens-day-follow-these-18-uk-feminist-bloggers/ Like this? Why not share it? Facebook 2 Twitter 0 Messenger Google+0 WhatsApp Email LinkedIn0 Pinterest0Like this? Why not share it?
Today is International Women’s Day. It’s going to be a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and the contribution we make in the world, however we chose to do it. Whether you are a stay at home mum, a student, a STEM professor, an athlete or anything else, it’s about YOU! A number of important events are going to be happening today and you’re going to see a lot of news coverage, but you might not have heard about one particular campaign that has been kicked off by the female blogging community. It’s called #ThisisMe (was #SayNoToShiny) and I’d love it if each and every one of you could get involved. The campaign is calling on you to post a picture of your face on social media with #ThisIsMe as a stand against a culture of perfection. Let’s show what female success looks like. Let’s rail against those pressures that say we should look a certain way, be a certain weight, wear a particular type of clothes or conform to a particular image. Let’s not feel inadequate. Let’s celebrate our success. Let’s stand together to say it’s international women’s and this is what real, successful, wonderful women look like. Like this? Why not share it? Facebook 2 Twitter 1 Messenger Google+0 WhatsApp Email LinkedIn0 Pinterest0Like this? Why not share it?
I was a bit nervous about posting this one about feminism. It’s an update to a post I wrote three years ago and republished here recently the morning. It was written the morning after I stood on a chair at a Caitlin Moran gig in Bristol. Hundreds or women and men climbed up on to their seats and shouted ” I am a Feminist.” I wasn’t certain whether I should post it, not because I’m ashamed of being a Feminist – quite the opposite which – but because I wondered if readers would be interested it. In the past few months we’ve seen long overdue naming and shaming of men in authority or power, abusing that power. The fact that in the generation above us (and to a degree my own) we have seen the systematic abuse and harassment of those who are vulnerable. It’s not just women or young girls either, young boys have also been subject to abhorrent, unacceptable (and criminal) behaviour. I want my son to know that it’s unacceptable – that we are all equal, can say no and have power over who touches us and how they make us feel. This is why feminism is still important for boys and girls. The core message of equality and empowerment is important for everyone. Nobody’s future should be determined by whats in their pants and everyone has the right to say no to anyone putting their hands down them either. We also all have the right to… View PostLike this? Why not share it?
It is International Women’s Day on 8th March, so for the next few posts I’m going to be sharing some of my thoughts on equality, empowerment and authenticity. You see, I am a feminist. I have been since I realised what the word meant – that everyone is equal, irrespective of their genitals or gender. It’s as simple as that. It’s not about man bashing. It’s not about being better than. It’s about being equal to. So across my social media this week I’m going to be involved in a number of campaigns and hashtags to celebrate women in all their diversity and ask a few questions to help us think. Let’s raise a generation of human beings who respect each other. This first post was actually written three years ago, the morning after I attended a Caitlin Moran gig in Bristol. It was first published on my author website, as among everything in my life I was also writing and promoting fiction novels at the time. On Thursday, more than 1800 men and women stood on their chairs in Colston Hall, Bristol and declared that they are feminists. It’s an amazing thing to be in a room full of people who have taken a few hours out of their lives, not just for the rip snorting fun of listening to the wonderful Caitlin Moran, but also to be around like minded people. The energy in the roomed was electric. It even start before the gig started, with hundreds of… View PostLike this? Why not share it?