A Mile in My Shoes

 

Good times and sunshine

Gosh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? How have you been? Since the world started opening up again, I feel as though I’ve been running...

Are you 'Beer Garden Ready'?

I’ve noticed that a number of online shops have been advertising their ‘Post lockdown Looks’ and asking people if they’re ‘Rule of Six...

A Mother's Love

I can’t stop thinking about Richard Okorogheye today, the student whose body was found in a pond in Epping Forest, not too far from where...

There are too many 'Sarah Everards'

It’s been a rollercoaster week for women. From the highs of International Women’s Day to the death of Sarah Everard within a matter of...

The Power of Books

When I was about 8 or 9, I confessed a secret to my diary. I remember it vividly, shutting the book almost before my pen had left the...

What can white people do right now?

We can talk to our children about white privilege. Not to make them ashamed of who they are or to make them apologise for being white But...

A new generation of kindness

Something occurred to me recently, whilst I was out for my daily walk, slaloming through the silent streets of Walthamstow. I looked...

The beautiful things

Amongst all the chaos and all the fear, we must stop and acknowledge the beautiful things too. This will all feel harder if we don’t. The...

On every street...

On every street in every city, the people clapped and cheered and banged their pots and pans and came together for the first time. They...

How to homeschool in a pandemic

The first day of ‘homeschooling’ begins today for many families, and as a teacher not currently at work (I am still on maternity leave),...

Mary Ann, 15

The youth of today don’t get much credit, do they? People are quick to write them all off as being self-obsessed snowflakes who can name...

 

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