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Creativity and Craziness - Jeanette Winterson and Susie Orbach at the Auckland Writers Festival 2016

This pop-up event, especially added to the programme because of the sell-out popularity of the original, had many points of departure from everything else I have thus far experienced at the fest. 454 more words


Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

In this book, Susie puts forward an interesting idea: She says that women’s fatness has lot to do with patriarchy. She says that many fat women unconsciously want to be fat because in a way, being fat is a rebellion. 459 more words

Why I'm changing my surname when I get married

In 100 days I’m going to become ‘Mrs Coxon’. I know. I’ve always said I would never change my name when I get married, but I changed my mind. 1,153 more words


The 'fat' issue

Over a month ago, Katariina Kyrölä, the author of the book The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media, gave a brief lecture at Coventry University as part of the series Femininity in Film. 873 more words

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Shame Chorus at the Freud Museum

I am looking forward to the premiere of my new piece ‘Nothing and Everything’ as part of the ‘Shame Chrous’ this month. It will be great to hear the other composers’ pieces too. 50 more words


Bell or Pas Belle!

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I came across Michelle Thomas’s blog:  Tinder Date – it just appeared on my computer screen and I clicked on it – about some creepy man she dated who specifically wanted her to know (by lengthy text) that he felt unable to fancy her (to put it delicately) unless she were a “slip of a girl”.  730 more words


Beyond the Anger Economy

After living for what seemed like ages under a dark cloud, I saw a picture on Facebook this week that made me happy. Then the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of marriage equality, and social media exploded in a shower of colour and good vibes. 784 more words

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