What difference would it make if, instead of being made to suppress part of their nature in order to succeed, women were allowed to bring all of themselves and shape things from there?
Florence Nightingale’s plea for women to be free to suffer resonated because of my experiences and also brought to mind the Judea Capta who fascinated me in the past
While my new-found confidence in my own instincts is appreciated, I’m aware too that more than an individualistic self-help approach is needed if real change is going to take place
Student Emma Sulkowicz’s campus protest has rejected the silencing of shame
From Westminster to Hollywood, the status quo is being challenged – we need to focus on alternative ways of being all the more
The discussion around women’s silence need also to include questions about changing a society that doesn’t require that they are listened to
What would happen if we walked away, rather than worry about being invited into the party that has well and truly bombed?
Asking the audience what had brought them to the Royal Festival Hall to see Rebecca Solnit was an interesting question, but answering it in that kind of setting isn’t easy
Life might not be as turbulent as it once was, but the skills I learnt during crisis are still important to me
Where can we find inspiring stories about women who are fiercely determined to bring change about?