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Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

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Happy International Women’s Day 2021: Celebrate, Champion and #ChooseToChallenge

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem, journalist and activist. Happy International Women's Day! Today, and throughout...

Happy International Women’s Day 2021: Celebrate, Champion and #ChooseToChallenge

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem, journalist and activist. Happy International Women's Day! Today, and throughout...

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Hope

New Year, New Resolutions, New Hope

Okay, so we’re ten days into 2021! How’s it been for you? Weird? Sad? Humbling? Positive? Discombobulating? All of those? Me too. It’s a surreal time. And one that I thought worth documenting each day in tiny, mini tidbits that sum up my well, thoughts for the...

the end of AN era?

the end of AN era?

Do we ever reach the end of an era? Or are we just beginning a new one? I notice how this may seem entirely meaningless and insignificant when we are going through a global pandemic. And it is. My intention for writing here is not to trivialise the scary and strange...

What I’ve learnt about chasing dreams

What I’ve learnt about chasing dreams

I've never really had just one dream. But there's always been several things that I've loved to do: performing, reading, writing, exploring, music, analysing, asking questions. Always. Ever since I was a child. Along the way, as I've tried to navigate 'adulthood',...

Redefining What Success Really Is

Redefining What Success Really Is

What does success really mean? It’s an odd word, success. Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find success described as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. Now, factually, I believe that. I agree. But dig a level deeper behind that definition and I see...

Rape Conviction Rate in Sweden Increases by 75%

Rape Conviction Rate in Sweden Increases by 75%

After a major change in the law in Sweden two years ago, the country’s rape conviction has risen by 75%, with calls now urging others countries to undertake similar legal reforms.  In 2018, the Scandinavian country changed its law on rape to sex without consent....

Spreading kindness this Mental Health Awareness week

Spreading kindness this Mental Health Awareness week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and at a time, when so many of us are struggling and paying even closer attention to our, our loved ones and our community’s mental health, this year’s theme is a universal one — kindness. ...

New Year, New Resolutions, New Hope

New Year, New Resolutions, New Hope

Okay, so we’re ten days into 2021! How’s it been for you? Weird? Sad? Humbling? Positive? Discombobulating? All of those? Me too. It’s a surreal time. And one that I thought worth documenting each day in tiny, mini tidbits that sum up my well, thoughts for the...

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