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Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers

Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers

On Saturday, after a six week hiatus, I dusted off my running shoes and once again braved the early morning chill. It felt really good and really awful and really hard all at the same time. About half way round my usual route, I actually felt sick and considered walking the rest of the way home but Florence and the Machine came on and spirited me on.

Is feminism the new COOL?

Is feminism the new COOL?

So feminists have complained for a long time that feminism is ignored by the mainstream, derided by the media and is generally under-valued as a movement to tackle social injustice and improve the rights of women. A few older women in the public eye have been vocal about their support for feminism including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Kristen Wiig and Emma Thompson. But in general, it has not sat that happily alongside the media whirlwind that focuses on the glamour model, the teen starlet, the boy band.

Creative Spring Clean #1: Cut Down Time Spent Online

Creative Spring Clean #1: Cut Down Time Spent Online - optical intake

I love Spring! Spring brings the promise of a long warm summer (although living in England it can be a somewhat empty promise…) and it has such a wonderful feeling of new beginnings. I also love a good spring clean…read more!

Yes

Yes - Helloitsgemma | Helloitsgemma

“Blossom is everywhere, the sky’s blue, the sun’s shining. There is an air of positive possibilities and yet I’m drifting. At the beginning of this is the year, I decided to say “yes” more often.”