My motherhood journey: round one

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“I felt massively deflated. Gutted even” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So the journey began. We had set ourselves on IUI, with it being the least intrusive compared to IVF, and we were hopeful for good results. With our biggest tiny human it took three goes and with the mid-kid it was only one. The cycle started [….]

The longread: How Gentleman Jack changed my life forever

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Self-proclaimed “Lister Sister” Rachael Biggs on validation, courage and lessons in love BY RACHAEL BIGGS, IMAGES FROM GENTLEMAN JACK, BBC It has been one month now since the last episode of Gentleman Jack was shown on the BBC. Since the finale on 7 July 2019, I have been through the most magnificent (and scary) journey. Even [….]

Lisa Thomas: “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month”

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MyGwork’s Lisa Thomas wants all women to have a visible role model in the workplace, no matter the season 🌈 BY LOUISE SINNERTON “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month,” says Hay’s Director of Client Operations, Lisa Thomas, when she sits down to chat to Louise Sinnerton from myGwork. Lisa Thomas is [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Rouge

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“Totally shameless and indulgent, I defy anyone not to gasp in shock and awe in equal measure” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Bright circus tents in the middle of the Meadows drew us in early to experience the atmosphere (and enjoy the bar) before the show.  Getting pleasantly tipsy before this adult-themed show was, however, “kyboshed” when [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Jen Brister – Under Privilege

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“Jen Brister’s unabashedly honest new show” BY LIZI TRAFFORD. IMAGE LIZI & JEN AFTER THE SHOW. Walking into Jen’s gig I already felt I had an affiliation with her, as this was the third time I had seen Jen at the Fringe – her usual style of wit mixed with anger was in full force. [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Monica: This Show Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

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“A play exploring how men are treated differently from women – particularly with regard to sex, secrecy and shame” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Apparently this show is not about Monica Lewinsky. Except – it is.  It is totally a show about Monica Lewinsky. Perhaps there’s a Monica in us all, facing trauma from the past that impacts on [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Gusset Grippers

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“Changing the world – one fanny at a time” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Incontinence and challenges with sexual function don’t instantly strike you as a recipe for comedy. However, the packed audience for this show would certainly disagree, laughing and nodding wryly, watching physiotherapist and recovered incontinent Elaine Miller perform her solo show. A third of women in [….]