#NaBloPoMo #7: Masculinity

For making Saag Paranthas when mum got sectioned, For letting my small legs dance and showering us with affection, For the long walks to get us out of the house, For helping us all get rid of that pesky mouse, For doing the world of a couple alone, For keeping everything light and together at [...]

NaBlaPoMo #6 Bitches be Ruthless!

Crazy day conversing with all manners of people. From dearest loved ones to virtual unknowns and ghosts of long forgotten past. I realised, as the great Bitch Tina Fey might say : Bitches Rule! We need to stick together and be more direct. I am a strong woman. I am a feminist. Yeah shit happened, [...]

MA Gender Studies: – Week Six

Today I attended:  Class: Theorising Gender; Theme: Poststructuralism, Deconstruction and Feminism | Karen Throsby Encounters between feminism and poststructuralism have been intense and fruitful, but hotly contested. Many feminist scholars have argued that poststructuralist and deconstructionist approaches offer feminist theorising productive tools for the exploration of key issues in relation to power and knowledge, and [...]

Post Patricia Hills Collins’ Rough notes.

So I missed a couple day's posts, which I am kicking myself over. But I guess that's what happens when life gets in the way of passion, and learning that gets marked and becomes valued takes over invisible past-times like this that increasingly seen as having no value (again). Hopefully tomorrow, or soon, I will [...]

An Open Letter to Naz Shah

Dear Naz Shah, I don't know you, but I'm glad you have won. You have risen up through the sexist, derogatory campaign ran by many, to be democratically elected in Bradford. In doing so, you have given me renewed hope for a better Bradford. A Bradford built on free discourse and open to all. Regardless [...]

THE MUSUEM OF CURIOSITY, SOHO

Imagine a collection of densely pack streets, full of warm, friendly people, neon signs, gay sights and enticing smells and you have started to get a small inkling of what it means to find yourself In Soho. In my present state I can't really explain the excitement of  treading those semi-cobbled pathways. But I do [...]