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100 Days of Lockdown

Has it really been one hundred days? One hundred days of being inside. One hundred days of hand washing, of daily briefings, of wearing...

The Waiting Game

Yesterday was a year ago since my son’s due date and all those feelings of waiting and wondering and the nervous roller-coaster belly...

A quick lesson in self-care

On Friday night, I cut my finger whilst making a salad. And not a fancy salad either; a token side salad to go with a pizza. The cut was...

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...

International Day of the Midwife

Happy International Day of the Midwife! When our son was born, the stars were so aligned that after a hot curry on Drummond Street and...

Kate, 35

Kate is from Manchester, but she now lives in Toronto with her boyfriend, their roommate, a cat called Ted and a dog called Franklin. She...

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...

Siobhan, 35

History Teacher, Siobhan, shares her experience of how living with a chronic health condition helped her to prepare for life in lockdown....

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...

Ellie, 37

The iconic Peabody Estate in Barbican was one of the first high-rise tower blocks in London. Opened by George Peabody in 1883, these...

 

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