Advice for the fight ahead (please add your own)

So the Tories are in and they've already cut fire stations and they have the Human Rights Act on the chopping block. It is going to be horrible, but it will come to an end, eventually. In the meantime, it will likely get really shitty for a lot of people.  Here is a list of … Continue reading Advice for the fight ahead (please add your own)

New poetry video: No Spoons Left

A while ago I wrote a poem about what it's like having limited energy, using the Spoon Theory which comes from this brilliant post by Christine Miserandino who has lupus. My own spoonie-ness comes from post-viral fatigue (I had mono/glandular fever years ago) but I've heard people use the analogy to talk about a range … Continue reading New poetry video: No Spoons Left

Press release: Royal Wedding appeal cases dismissed by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today ruled against the test cases of ‘precrime’ royal wedding arrestees. The Metropolitan Police pre-emptively arrested dozens of people shortly before and on the day of the Royal Wedding in 2011, including a people from a ‘zombie’ flash-mob in Soho Square, a group of 10 republican protestors at Charing Cross … Continue reading Press release: Royal Wedding appeal cases dismissed by Court of Appeal

Occupy, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sneering at Activists

This post might be a bit of a fudge, but it’s of the moment. It encompasses Occupy, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the historiography of activism. Please bear with me. Today is the two year anniversary of Occupy London beginning on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. I never camped but I know a few people … Continue reading Occupy, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sneering at Activists

What I See Project

I was asked to take part in the What I See Project which is asking women all around the world to talk about what we see when we look in the mirror. I poeted* my response, because that's what I do. Looking back I want to tweak quite a lot of it, but the video (and … Continue reading What I See Project

Found Feminism: Kulcha Jammin’

This post originally appeared in Bad Reputation - a feminist pop-culture adventure - on 1 October 2012 This post is belated – I thought I’d lost these pictures on an old phone – but wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, I found them on my computer the other day. Some time in 2010 or 2011 … Continue reading Found Feminism: Kulcha Jammin’