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Meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE: The quintessential ‘grand lady’ of the politics of Northern Ireland

Above: Chamindra Weerawardhana meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE, Carrick, Northern Ireland, June 2016 (©C.Weerawardhana)

In June 2016, I had the good fortune of meeting Anne Laetitia Dickson MP CBE, the first woman to lead a political party in Northern Ireland (and the second in the island of Ireland). 168 more words

Northern Ireland

The Workplace Politics of Women

After almost two months of not writing my blog, today, I had the urge to write something really fascinating. I am writing this based on my experience after entering the world of workplace politics. 604 more words


Loving my body - ha ha ha?

  • “ Only loving your body when its perfectly fit is like only loving your children when they are perfectly behaved.”
    ~magnet by everyday peoplecartoons.com~

This magnet sits on my fridge. 857 more words

Heike Mertins

A Woman in the House (and the Senate):How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper and Elizabeth Baddeley


As suggested by the title, this book chronicles the history of women in politics in the United States Congress. Beginning in the House of Representatives and eventually getting seats in the Senate as well, women have been working in politics for far longer than we get credit for. 353 more words


The Happenings - June

June has been a busy month and a good one. I do love being busy, not so much that I don’t feel like I have time for myself, but enough that the days pass and boredom never quite sets in. 1,436 more words


Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter by Sally Armstrong


Due to some of my other reading, the information contained here is not entirely new for me, but it would serve as a great starter for anyone looking to understand the state of women in the world today, the progress that we are making, and the vision for the road ahead. 141 more words


Love in the Time of Public Despair: Remembering Kamala Surayya

31 May passed like any day in present-day Kerala – filled with the cacophony of mediocrities and expressions of greed, envy, and hate which have become the new normal. 105 more words

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