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April 21

Easter Sunday

He is risen. At this point there is confusion. Where is His body? The gospel of St. John 20.1-18 tells us the story, and we imagine it almost in real time. A frazzled and faithful Mary Magdalene running to exclaim that the Lord’s body has been taken. Mary just wants the body back. Anyone who […]

April 07

Jesus and sex workers

I was going to think of a snappier title but this post is about Jesus and sex workers, so there it is folks. Not in a rescue industry way. Not in a redemption and at-a-distance ‘pray for them’ way. I recently wrote a piece for the March 2019 issue of our parish magazine about ‘Evangelism […]

April 06

The angel and the girl

I must thank my lovely friend Ros for introducing me to this poem ‘The Angel and the Girl’ by Edwin Muir. Read it through a few times in its entire form (ideally aloud!) for its true beauty. “See, they have come together, see, While the destroying minutes flow, Each reflect’s the other’s face, Til heaven […]

April 03

Motivated

Just a note really to say that I am feeling motivated and positive. Living with Complex PTSD has been absolute hell at times, and it’s taken me a long time to begin to process my feelings. Leaving academia has been hard too and I have had a grieving process for the journey I thought my […]

April 01

6 years of blogging

WordPress has just graciously informed me that it’s my 6 year blogging anniversary. Where have 6 years gone?! I have had to set a lot of the content to private (professional image and all that) but I appreciate every single comment, tweet and conversation about this blog. I could not have written my Ph.D without […]

March 25

Lent

Today is the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bet you weren’t expecting a touch of Theology in this blog, but in the absence of me creating a separate one, you can thank me later. I have been reflecting on Lent and what it means to me. What does it […]

March 24

Regulating Women

As a Sociologist with a key interest in gender, you would imagine I am not surprised by internalised misogyny.  Yet it never fails to frustrate, disappoint and sadden me. This week I have seen a few nasty social media comments and threads regarding the regulation of other women.  Comments on sex work are always full […]