‘I’m not… But…’

How many times a day do we hear something like ‘I’m not racist, but…’ or ‘I’m not being mean, but…’ or ‘I’m not jealous, but…’ These phrases are something I hear constantly – in the school playground, among friends or just overhearing conversations in the street. I even see this…

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The Future isn’t ‘just’ Female

I keep seeing slogan tees and accessories everywhere – in shops, in online stores and across social media – that say, simply, The Future is Female. I have seen them so many times now that I just had to write about it because, as much as I’m for empowering women…

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Student Discount Cards – Just Because it’s Legal doesn’t make it Right

Back in 2001 I was a student. I was at college, living at home and working part time. I had very little money and the money I did have I tried to make go further by using any discount available – including my student discount card at the time. I…

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Is there a BBC Gender Pay Gap?

Today details of how much the BBC pay the familiar faces across TV and radio were released to the media. There were names like Chris Evans, Graham Norton and Gary Lineker amongst the long list of stars and we found ourselves knowing how much the BBC paid them in the…

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How do the Emergency Services do it?

My husband is a police officer and through the thirteen years that we’ve been together I have seen him go through so much at work. He was a pretty new police officer back then, having joined the police just a year or two before we met. But now he’s an…

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I Voted for the First Time Today, aged 32

You may read that title and wonder how someone gets to 32 without voting. How do you go through a big chunk of your adult life, registered to vote but not using it? Why would anyone let so many votes be wasted? But, to answer that I need to go…

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When Buying Cards is just so Hard

Some people walk into card shops, choose cards that jump out at them and are on their way within a matter of minutes. But sometimes buying cards is just so hard, and something that I have come to dread at various times of my life. When I was a child,…

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