Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

Yesterday I wrote a Facebook post where I said "It's Yom HaShoah / יום השואה and it's monumentally sad to me this year. It feels futile to fight at the moment.".  I've spent today with my eldest daughter - spoiling her on the last day of her school holiday. It was wonderful - we went to my business … Continue reading Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

The March Instagram challenge – everything you may have missed…

Last month's challenge was tougher than normal - but I managed it with a little help from two very young assistants.  Day 1 - 'something blue' The portraiture of Ren Hang - who recently killed himself - was rarely displayed in his native China. Day 2 - 'my breakfast' Hot cross bun! Excuse the awful crockery. … Continue reading The March Instagram challenge – everything you may have missed…

Throwback Thursday: How is this Acceptable?

Throwback Thursday comes with a familiar theme - that's right, Donald Trump. At times now I wonder where I would be without him. Then I remember...I wouldn't be worrying about civil rights abuses or the steady stream of Republican blondes on TV reminding me that baking and family making is a wonderful ambition - while … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: How is this Acceptable?

One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Have you planned your Mother's Day celebrations? If not, good luck trying to get that reservation. Do something that I rarely advise and take the advice of Miss Vogue and buy your mother a luxurious present that isn't related to you or the kitchen. I also have a few little tips that will earn you … Continue reading One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Gathering Raindrops, Josephine Fox

I'm gathering rain drops for my rain collection to counteract the puddles of disaffection Inescapable wetness of reflection, filling up this jar whilst gusting winds push my soul further afar An outlook so bizarre, miniscule little mar A need to push the clouds above the plethora of stars And when I have enough to fill … Continue reading Gathering Raindrops, Josephine Fox

Patriarchy’s Wet Dream

A pitch perfect piece by my lovely friend and ray of sunshine, the Joy Bringer!

Feminist Ire

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After the controversial TED talk ‘Rape and Reconciliation’ was programmed to be part of London women’s festival WOW 2017 there was outcry from survivors and individuals who felt that having a rapist at a woman’s festival was inappropriate, offensive and upsetting. In response the WOW organisers moved the event to one day outside of the festival and made it open to both WOW pass holders and the general public. Where the talk had been originally scheduled they instead held a panel discussion with the very loaded title of “Deciding Whose Story Gets Told”, where some of the people who were opposed to the talk going ahead at WOW joined those who wanted it as part of the festival. I thought the idea of ‘Deciding Whose Story Gets Told’ would be an interesting jumping off point for further exploration of this talk.

A quick breakdown of’Rape and…

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Throwback Thursday – the final walk around…

I wrote this post as I went live with Sophie's Voice for the very first time. I love change - and I hate it too. I'm so excited by new things but I also need something solid. I like hotels but it's room service and turn downs that make me feel special. I like to rent … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – the final walk around…

Throwback Thursday: February Instagram challenge

It's a little late but here are last month's Instagram challenge posts from the Sophie's Voice feed. Day 1 - 'a street' Le Grand Escalier and the boulevard d'Athènes in Marseille, seen from Saint-Charles train station - photographed after a very rare rain shower. I remember the time I spent in Marseille very fondly. Day 2 … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: February Instagram challenge