The science is unquestionable, the message loud and clear, we need to change our way of life. And now. A climate emergency is under way. The only place we know of in the universe which can support humanity is dying. The lives of its seven billion inhabitants are at risk. The response should take the form of a global crisis plan in which the governance of nation states becomes … [Read more...] about Climate Crisis: how to act NOW to protect the planet
I left my PhD after a year. I loved my topic but I didn't want to just read about it, I wanted to live it. I didn't feel the need to prove my knowledge and experience to others and I didn't need to be recognised as a master of my field. The passion was certainly there (in bucketloads), and I did want to promote the idea to others. But that is not a PhD. Talking my thoughts … [Read more...] about Why I left my PhD
We have made a conscious choice to be a one child family. There are many reasons for this, but before I had my son, I decided that having one child seemed a responsible thing to do for our planet. I would not judge others for having more. It's a very personal choice. Of course, I realised my views might change once I became a parent. I might feel an unbearable urge for … [Read more...] about Why we are a one child family
Women’s bodies are political. They have, since prehistory, been a site of power struggles, conflict and repression. In recent times, despite less constraints on dress and behaviour, the tenets of modern ‘womanhood’ are still the wearing of make-up, a bra and removal of body hair. To not conform to these practices is a social statement equivalent to getting body art, wearing … [Read more...] about Ladylike or like a lady: Does gender matter?
There is a movement taking place, of writers and artists and thinkers and creatives, musicians and activists. People shunning conventions and constraints, boundaries of time and place. Of course, this has always been so. There have been free-spirits and travellers, millennia of nomads. Now it's different. Less a continuation of a tradition, but a separation; a tearing apart of … [Read more...] about Digital nomads and the mass exodus from conventional life