Tag Archives: feminism

March 16

LJMU welcome Charlie Craggs

  It has been a very busy week here at LJMU! On Tuesday I had the honour of welcoming Charlie Craggs to deliver a guest lecture to our Level 6 students on the Body Politics module. After first discovering Charlie on Instagram, I added her book To My Trans Sisters to our reading list on […]

March 09

Violent Men Belong in Prison

  I thought I might as well start here as I mean to go on. Especially as yesterday was International Women’s Day. Violent men belong in prison. I am not an armchair Criminologist. My husband has been in prison, and I know many men who have been in prison. I am not green to the […]

February 25

Birthday Party

Anyone who knows me or reads my blog will know I have had the worst 12 months of my life.   But anyone who knows me will also know that I will never allow anyone to drag me down or defeat me. I have come too far and overcome too many things.   I usually […]

February 23

Wellbeing Week

At LJMU, we are having our wellbeing week 26th Feb- 2nd March 2018.   We all have mental health and we should all be taking care of ourselves and each other. As I said in my previous post: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” […]

February 15

Barbie Craftivism 2018

So, following on from last year’s Barbie Craftvism workshop which you can view here,   it was time to do it all over again. After sending my husband out to acquire as many dolls as he could find, this was my haul.   This session is  part of  a Level 6 module called Body Politics […]

February 07


I have thought long and hard about the title of this blog post, and Convictions seemed the most relevant. Criminal convictions, religious convictions, moral convictions. My previous posts have spoken about feminist convictions and about the courage to speak up, to speak truth to power and violence. Your silence will never protect you, and the trend […]

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 […]