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Sorry not sorry?

This week I have finally joined the legion of Beliebers. It turns out millions of pre-pubescent girls can’t be wrong. His catchy beats and simple, but effective lyrics, “my mamma don’t like you and she likes everyone,” (BUUUUURN!) are impossible to deny. Also, the kid really can sing and he’s...

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Pissing Contest

Can we not compare? In a world where cars and handbags show status and rank us from the worthy to the worthless, In a world where the school you attend or the haircut you have places you in a little box, Can we not? It was Remembrance Day and I...

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The Big Television Sex Lie

I spend a lot of time watching TV. I spend more time than I have to spare watching TV. Why? Well it keeps me out of the gym and from writing my novel and all kinds of other unsavoury habits. Also, I like it. I like the pure escapism of...

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Gunning for Change

I want to talk about guns. I want to talk about them because I want to understand the people who own them. I want to better understand the people who, despite tragedy after tragedy being caused by a gun, are adamant that the problem is not the guns. It is...

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X Marks The Spot

  I am staying in the country this weekend. I am making podcasts and sitting in country pubs and having a generally lovely time with a friend and her parents. I am working, I am creating and it feels really good. However, yesterday, for a brief moment, when I woke...

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Facebook Stalking your Family’s Family.

Today is my brother’s birthday, he is 38. The last time I held a proper conversation with him was over 15 years ago and I’ve made no secret of my sadness about our disconnect. I’m still clueless about what it is that repels my brother about me. It’s not like...

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Fake Bitch Slaps for Real Bitches

As some of you know, this week I’ve been attending acting classes at a well known drama school on London. For the bargain price of £295 you can spend four incredibly intense days immersed in all aspects of the art of acting from voice to fighting to Shakespeare. This course...

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Being Kind is not About Race

By now I think most people have seen the video taken on a train in Australia where a young woman came to the defence of a young Mulsim couple being verbally abused by fellow Australian passengers. If you haven’t you can watch it here, or spend more time on the...

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My Wedding Wisdom

One of my best friends announced yesterday that she is getting married. HOORAY! I love a wedding and I love being married. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to give her, and anyone else who wants it, my top tips about planning, executing and enjoying your wedding.  1. A...

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OMG. FGM.

This week in the UK, The NHS passedlegislation stating that any woman discovered to have a genital piercing, either in the vulva or the clitoris will need to be reported as a victim of FGM (female Genital Mutilation) and that the individual or establishment responsible for the procedure can be...