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 […]

August 02

Writing up

Sorry I have been so quiet on my blog this year, I have been writing up and busy with work. I am nearly there now… I hope! Hoping to submit by 30th September for a December viva. I am going through days of wanting to run away, and getting into a meaty bit and loving […]

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 29

But first let me take a selfie

I am fascinated by selfies! I am a sociologist who gets excited by most things,so selfies, along with celebrity culture and social media, get me truly fascinated! My friend and former colleague Jocelyn Murtell is completing her Ph.D on Selfies at the moment. You can follow Jocelyn over on twitter here. I get so frustrated […]

January 13

Postgraduate Sex Work Conference 2016

The 4th Postgraduate Sex Work Conference was held yesterday. It is a joint venture between the Sex Work Research Hub and the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. I blogged about the previous event here. This is an important event, and I would advise fellow sex work researchers, practitioners and sex workers to follow the above […]

January 13

Ph.D as The Starting Point

Yesterday I attended the bi-annual postgraduate sex work conference. This was organised by Professor Teela Sanders and is part of the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. The line up was fantastic. I was very excited to hear Dr Kate Brown’s talk about doing a Ph.D. Given I am now in my final year and writing […]

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 […]