The rise of the unintentional stay at home mum (USAHM)

We’ve all heard of SAHMs (stay at home mums) and possibly also of WAHMs (work at home mums) but it’s time to get our heads around the rise and rise of the USAHM (unintentional stay at home mum), or, as … Continue reading

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Why do I travel?

I often search the annals of the Guardian or the Observer or the New York Times not for the news of the day, but for the gems lost somewhere in the vast online bowels of these publishing giants on subjects … Continue reading

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Solo.Female.Traveller.

Why women should not heed the negative, gender-stereotyped reactions to solo travel Solo female traveller. These three words seem to be able to strike fear into the hearts of some of the most liberal-minded, cultivated people I know – women … Continue reading

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A life less cluttered and why now is the right time to follow your heart…

Reliable Joe’s reasons for leaving it all behind to travel the world solo Despite the ubiquity of rather hackneyed (and all too often misspelled) quotes on social media these days, one that appeared in my Facebook feed recently really spoke … Continue reading

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Stand up or shut up?

What is the tipping point for coming out in support of your beliefs? You’re at work engaged in a typical water-cooler conversation. It’s just a bit of friendly banter, no big deal, until… that colleague you’d always thought of as … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling… when do you trust your gut and when should you go with your head?

From time to time, I recall an exchange between the two main characters in the stoner comedy film Dude, Where’s my car? It’s the scene where Jesse, tuning in to his gut feeling, tells Chester why he believes they are … Continue reading

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Queens of the night? Yeah right

My time as a student activist & why I’ll never march again Some years ago while I was a postgraduate student at Goldsmiths College I decided that I wanted to engage in student activism. As an undergrad I’d spent most … Continue reading

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The right to hate?

I will fight for the right of others to hate me, as long as they don’t hurt me I’m firmly of the opinion that you either believe in free speech or you don’t. There is no grey area. There is … Continue reading

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