I’m often asked for my thoughts on this topic. What I’d really like to do is to change the whole system of patriarchy that has made it a relevant question in the first place. Society needs babies. Women have babies. Babies need parents. There are ways of making this happen that work for everyone, just take a look at what some of the Scandinavian countries have done. It requires a fundamental change in attitude. Business needs women. It’s not sustainable,
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before (ahem) but I have two cats. Yes, I am mad cat lady in waiting and it’s getting closer all the time. It’s not all fun and fur though; my cats do serve a useful purpose in deepening my understanding of the human condition and here’s how: My cats are brother and sister found at 3 weeks old by a cat rescue organisation and reared by humans. I sometimes think this may
My first encounter with Lucy Atkins was through her latest book, The Missing One. I downloaded it to my Kindle but almost immediately regretted it; it’s far too good to be kept out of sight on a kindle. It’s certainly not ‘chick lit, (whatever that is) but it might qualify as ‘chic’ lit. After a few cheery exchanges on Twitter I was delighted to be able to talk with Lucy, which resulted in this interview. I hope you enjoy it.
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure to speak with some great women writers. I always ask them for their advice to aspiring writers and below are some of their answers. If you click on the names you’ll be taken through to the original interviews where there is a wealth of information. Sarah Sheridan: What advice would you give to anyone thinking of embarking on a writing career? It is a massively competitive and difficult field and right now it’s
Regular readers will know that I am an enthusiastic supporter of the charity WomanKind. We also have plans to deliver RenewYou to women in Ghana (on hold temporarily but not forgotten) so I was thrilled to read this recently in their regular updates: Progress in Ghana Towards Affirmative Action and Women’s Leadership Programmes Manager, Catherine Klirodotakou, has just returned from a visit to Ghana where she met with our partners, Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) and