Category Archives: Sociology

January 18

Your silence will not protect you

My reading and writing has been greatly pained the last year, as I mentioned in my previous blog post.   Teaching and learning go hand in hand, and it is through my incredible students, colleagues and friends that I continue to be inspired. Some days over the past year it has been very hard to […]

January 08

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year to you all!   I have just had 2 weeks of annual leave with zero work, and I feel motivated and refreshed. Never feel guilty having time off.   I have been quiet of late due to some legal issues I am going through. I will be able to talk, (and write!) […]

January 14

The fear-mongering of the smear

Mention ‘smear tests’ (or ‘pap tests’ to our American friends) and everybody has an opinion. Many will have had an experience with abnormal cells themselves, and consequent procedures. Many will have heard about friends who have undergone such anxiety-ridden times. And most will say women should/must/have to have smear tests. And I am here to […]

August 03

Yes a Stripper

Recently there has been the #yesastripper hashtag, where dancers have been taking back control of their portrayal. I have recently returned to pole as a form of fitness, (it is THE best exercise I have ever done, and the most fun) and as such I have been following a lot of pole-based blogs, Instagram feeds […]

February 07

The Real Motherhood Challenge

    So, by now you have all seen the motherhood challenge. I don’t like it. It made me feel uncomfortable. And no, not because I don’t have children.  Plenty of mothers don’t like the challenge either. I don’t like the way it’s framed and it brought up a lot of other thoughts for me […]

January 08

Unlocking Prison Research

Dr Bill Davies and Helen Nichols who lead the Prison Research Network here at Leeds Beckett University, have brought together a fantastic special issue for the Prison Service Journal. You can read it here!! I am so happy and proud to be included, it’s a project I believe in. I first blogged about the Prison […]

December 06

Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape, Graduate Journal of Social Science, Vol 11. No. 2

Our guest edition is finally here!! Led by Laura Connelly, our authors, peer reviewers, copy editors and editors at large have put together a brilliant open-access journal on sex work. Please read and share as widely as you can, via your social media, email lists etc. Thank you for all your help and support with […]