It’s so much easier to love your body in winter. Swathed in knitted jumpers, enveloped in oversized cardigans, legs snuggled into cosy opaques. In Winter , I am happy with my body.
Talking about sex with your children , and promoting healthy body image and good self esteem aren’t the preserve of Feminist parenting. But if feminism is , at it’s core, about equality and respect for all, including oneself, then promoting these positive messages to our children is key.
Women in Leadership events and initiatives are becoming increasingly common. This is good news, to an extent. That we are recognising the importance of seeing women in roles of power and authority. To make sure it’s not just the middle aged white guys making all the decisions. But something about the focus on women in leadership […]
In her essay, ‘Dear Ijeawele, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions ‘ Chimamanda Adichie writes about the importance of teaching girls to reject likeability. It’s a concept that I’ve taken to heart, personally, as I’ve been a people pleaser all my life. Somehow believing that being liked and not rocking the boat were life’s key […]
If you live in a secular state, and you’re not religious, you probably don’t think about God and the Church and nuns all that much. In Ireland, we think about them all the time. Whether we like it or not.
I guess you could say I’m a people pleaser. I don’t like confrontation. I’ll take the easy road. It’s always been important to me to feel liked. Should it be?
I want to talk about telling stories. I want to talk about the people who have to share their rawest moments, in order to be believed, or trusted, or given what is rightfully theirs.
This last year has been a great time for my ‘personal growth.’ I do feel a bit gross saying that but there it is.
Feminism, at its core, is about equality. In patriarchal society women have been , and are, at a disadvantage. How does this society also disadvantage fathers?
Before this blog turned into a big ol’ feminist party, it started off as a place for me to complain about how hard it is being a mother, but the two things aren’t completely unrelated.
At our first Raising Feminists panel, the conversation organically turned to the raising of feminist daughters. But boys need feminism too.