Bare Bones

Bare Bones

Over the years, the fashion industry has earned a lot of criticism for using extremely thin models. It seems that the debate over skinny models has been raging since the 90s and the advent of heroine chic, with good reason. The average runway model is 5″9 to...
The Eternal Queen

The Eternal Queen

Usually when a celebrity dies it doesn’t affect me much. I might briefly think that the news is sad when the death is announced, but that’s usually the end of it. However, I was moved when I heard that Aretha Franklin had past away at the age of 76....
Deadly Apathy

Deadly Apathy

I was on the tube yesterday afternoon, travelling home from an appointment in East London. The train pulled into West Ham station where a group of young men boarded. There were three hulking lads in their late teens, and a teacher who was about my age. One of them sat...
On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum

At the start of May I’ll heading to south London again to play Rose in 213 Things About Me at the Battersea Arts Centre. After a short run of sold out scratch performances last November, the lovely people at the BAC have asked us to come back and do a short run of a...
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

I’ve been meaning to write about the #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement for a while, but I wanted to give this blog post the time it deserved rather than churning out something glib and rushed. Along with pretty much every other woman I know, I shared #MeToo...
Take a Stand

Take a Stand

I’ve often heard older people say they were surprised they saw a black president in their lifetime. Now, I feel astonishment that I’ve seen a despotic demagogue in mine; I’d naively assumed that a man like Trump would never find himself in the Oval...

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