It’s that time of year when I stumble around feeling all the emotions related to having to answer the question “what’s the best book you read this year?”…confusion…fear…96 down to 1 ARE YOU CRAZY?!
Autism is many things. But it is seldom what it is perceived by people to be. It isn’t a tragedy. It isn’t a ravaged life. It isn’t an entity that destroys lives. It isn’t a disease.
– Morenike Giwa Onaiwu
All the Weight of Our Dreams is the first ever anthology written entirely by autistic women of colour, brought to us by the Autism Women’s Network. Featuring essays, poetry and artwork from 61 writers and artists, it talks about how ableism intersects with other oppressions; particularly racism but also sexism and homophobia.
For my first Instagram readalong, I spent the last few days reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s certainly set the bar high… Continue reading “Reading || Half of a Yellow Sun”
It’s a sad kind of wonderful sisterhood to speak to someone like you. I discovered that I can tell you my story, safe in the knowledge that you understand the small parts.
This isn’t news to you as it’s something I’ve written about before (here, here and here) but in the midst of the latest social media movement #MeToo I find myself writing about it again. This is about sexual violence and frankly is a bit of a rant, so feel free not to read on if either of those things bother you.
Last year, on International Women’s Day, I talked about how my experience of sexual assault brought feminism crashing into my life. This year, I’m celebrating the books that have kept it going and offering recommendations for anyone who wants to find out more…
This morning the Court of Appeal ruled against Rebecca Steinfeld & Charles’ Keidan‘s attempt to overturn the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships – but why does this matter?
Say it with me – HOW IS IT ALREADY FEBRUARY?!