Grief can hit in all sorts of weird ways. This week, I cried convulsively when I received the news that my GP of seven years is moving on. Then I Continue Reading →
I’m not in the habit of looking at my own back. So it was a shock to get a glimpse in the bathroom mirror and see a flush of rash-like Continue Reading →
BUWT – the Beneficiary and Unwaged Workers Trust – are a vital intermediary between vulnerable people and failing systems. Myself and thousands of other beneficiaries have relied on them at crucial Continue Reading →
Technically, this will be the second week I do not get a welfare payment. I… cannot overstate the changes in my life.
As of this week, I don’t qualify for a benefit. Why? Did I suddenly get healthy enough to work fulltime? Did a distant cousin leave me their millions in Apple Continue Reading →
I’m the first to admit that I put the people, media and even brands I like on a pedestal. Which only means they have that much further to fall when Continue Reading →
I’m a terrible public speaker. I faked numerous stomach bugs, colds, pains and periods to get out of doing speeches at school – and now here I’ve gone and said Continue Reading →
Inclusivity shouldn’t just be a buzzword, and it shouldn’t be put in the ‘too hard’ basket. It’s neither of those things – what it is is opportunity, for everyone involved. Continue Reading →
The tyranny of misleading Netflix thumbnails, some casual misogyny, and what happens when women actually get to be in charge. (Spoiler alert: it’s awesome).
The report on recommended changes to our welfare system is now public. So far, the government response is, to be blunt, piss poor. So will it actually change anything?