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ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?…….

  ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?……. Are we really ready to sacrifice pro-active action with regard to female development and ascendancy? I see women only networks disappearing at a rate of knots at the moment and being converted into Inclusion & Diversity forums tackling the needs of minority groups to tick a bigger box and […]

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ARE WE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL?

Many of you will know I am recovering from my second knee replacement this year so not in full work flow at the moment and maybe watching more news than I would normally allow myself to do and I am beyond angry even after only a week!! Why? How about this…. Google staff walk out […]

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FAT – THE FINAL TABOO!

So the media have got a little hot under the collar this week about a new coming of rage show due to be aired on Netflix this month called INSATIABLE. From what I can see on the trailer this is the story of a fat girl who is bullied (naturally!) and assaulted just before summer […]

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ARE YOU A FEMINIST THEN?

‘So are you one of those feminists then Jane?’ This question fills me with dread every time I hear it and it is posed in this way quite often as though a feminist is somehow other and weird. I always take a step back before answering because I know I am about to be judged. […]

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SKINNY IS THE NEW HOT – REALLY?

Girls as young as 5 are worrying about their weight. By the age of ten 80% of girls will be on a diet to change their body shape. Now before you roll your eyes and ponder why, just take a moment to tune in to the women who dominate ALL media messages – from adverts […]

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TIME TO JOIN THE DOTS PLEASE!

  Be the change you want to see in the world. Wise words but they require an incredible amount of self-awareness and self-discipline to live by. I spend my working week talking to and about the need to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK. This inevitably leads to debates around self-esteem, body […]

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