Ladybones: A one woman show about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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“I wrote this play because I wanted to show OCD on stage in a truthful way” BY SORCHA MCCAFFREY  When I was a little kid I used to wake up my mum to check she hadn’t died in the night. My head was full of intense worries and patterns and numbers and routines.  Fifteen years [….]

A love letter to my true soulmates

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Roxy Bourdillon celebrates the power of female friendships this Galentine’s Day Strangers have always stared at me. I get it. I like brightly coloured retro clothes and I’m in possession of a pair of comedically massive norks. As a teenager, I would regularly cry myself to sleep over the sniggers, feeling violated, ashamed and just [….]

Back to work for me – maternity leave doesn’t last forever!

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“There have been times I’ve struggled, constantly battling with the pressures of life as a stay at home mum of three” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So that’s me back at work after 10 months off with my family. I can’t help but be all reflective when I come to the end of something or am about [….]

Intersex representation on TV: Did Call The Midwife get it right?

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DIVA columnist Valentino Vecchietti responds to episode five of the BBC drama BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A ripple of panic went through the intersex community when we heard that there was going to be an intersex character featured in tonight’s (10 February 2019) episode of Call The Midwife.   Internationally, intersex people messaged back and forth [….]

Why we need to talk about bi women and victim blaming

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“Bisexual women are used to feeling invisible – instead, let’s create queer spaces that are genuinely inclusive” BY RUTH DAVIES The tension between feeling “too gay” when you’re around straight people and “not gay enough” when you’re in queer spaces can be uncomfortable, frustrating and erasing. Thankfully, more bi people are speaking up about bi-erasure [….]

Coming Clean

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As a queer woman, what can I learn from Kevin Elyot’s 1982, male-focused play and what it says about relationships of both its time – and today? BY EMILY GARSIDE As the 25th anniversary production of Coming Clean transfers to the West End, it’s worth considering how different our perspectives on LGBT+ relationships are today. What should [….]