Blog, Feminism, Uncategorised

Human Nature

A little while ago I read and amazing book called Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. I loved it, and highly recommend it. It’s a story about a country in which there are only women, no men at all until three male explorers discover it, and it is mostly about the differences the author imagined between… Read More Human Nature

Blog, Opinion, Uncategorised

#DropThePetite – or why #DropThePlus doesn’t make sense

I interrupt the scheduled interview posts to talk, again, about #DropThePlus. This will be my sixth post on the subject – don’t worry, I’m tired of it too. But it still keeps coming back, and still with the same tired arguments. So I’m taking a different approach this time, I’ve spoken about euphemisms like “curvy… Read More #DropThePetite – or why #DropThePlus doesn’t make sense

Disability, Uncategorised

Returning to work

I’ve been quiet online lately, not done so much drawing, and I just wanted to talk about why. After years of pain I have finally managed to return to work, a perfect job opportunity came up, and I – despite being incredibly nervous – decided to go for it.

Art, Blog, Fashion, Uncategorised

Bikini Bravery

You’ve probably seen it before, when a plus size woman wears something revealing like a bikini, they are told they are “brave” or “daring”. On the surface this seems like a sensible statement, there’s so much stigma attached to being plus size and wearing any clothes, let alone revealing ones. We are taught to be… Read More Bikini Bravery

Politics, Uncategorised

Iain Duncan Smith has not grown a conscience

I’m actually too annoyed to write properly. Basically everyone is saying things like, “IDS grows a conscience” or “When your budget is too immoral for IDS..”, and the thing is, he hasn’t grown a conscience, he doesn’t think the cuts were immoral, and he’s said so clearly in that resignation letter.