Category Archives: identity

Clawing back creativity

So it has been a real long time between posts. Time and time again I read some amazing articles, and have amazing ideas about what I’m reading, but I never seem to find the space and time to have more than … Continue reading

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The selfie that really raises breast cancer awareness

Almost everyone will have been confronted with the phenomenon of the “no makeup selfie” raising awareness for breast cancer. They’re everywhere on social media accompanied with the usual hash tags – #nomakeupselfie, #beatcancersooner #breastcancerawreness. There’s been a lot of commentary … Continue reading

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Learning to play

Are you one of the 9 million + people who have shared one of the latest quirky wall posts doing the rounds of Facebook? I didn’t share it, but I must admit to thinking that the photos two parents took … Continue reading

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Red Nose Day

Like many people I have suffered “awareness day fatigue”. There is red ribbon day, white ribbon day, pink ribbon day and teal ribbon day; all important in their own right, but the list of awareness colours does go on and … Continue reading

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A little blue in a sea of pink

When I was expecting my first daughter after having two sons I knew I’d have to confront my issues with pink. It’s pretty much impossible to have a daughter and not to have to dress them in pink at some … Continue reading

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The truth about beauty

I have never been particularly driven by beauty. I am in no way glamorous, and rarely look polished – with ‘just so’ hair and make up or a crisply ironed outfit. I am what you might call ‘practically driven’, and … Continue reading

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Bucking the trend

Sometimes, when things are just so appealing to the vast majority of people in the world, they suddenly lose their appeal to me. It’s not that I particularly want to be unique, or to brag about the fact that I … Continue reading

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