From the waves I see them,
Three women, engrossed in each other’s laughter.
They take a selfie,
Arms wrapping each other closely,
Heads flung back
I emerge to the shingle
And cover myself in my pink towel tent
And as I do
flinging clothes into a pile
layer after … Read more
Why I have let my hair go white
My dad hates it. He says that me having white hair makes him feel old. I don’t point out that he is old.
Men won’t find it attractive, friends warn,
So why have I let my hair go white?
Because I figure that if people/men don’t like it, then they are not for me,
because … Read more
Herbs and healing
This week I had a chance to talk to Sami Blackford who I first met at a Red Tent I ran a few years ago. She told us her story, of how she had acne as a teenager and how nothing worked to clear it up. I had also had awful skin at that age. … Read more
On reading Nikita Gill
Oh! What a relief
To find myself,
Reflected back at me
Without the corsets
Of manned constraints,
Unlaced to let me breath.
I can freely exhale
My own experience
Reflected back at me.
All those years at school learning the lines of … Read more
I know it is sometimes tricky coming to or getting involved with something which you see as ‘for women’ but it’s what we women have been doing for years, … Read more
I’ve just read a book I couldn’t put down, one that I think will change lives.
Clare Best writes the story of her dad’s dying. She weaves together her reflections on the visits, coping with his deteriorating health as cancer takes hold, the clips from the audio he asked her to record and her transcripts … Read more