Sunday Evening Skincare

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Sunday Evening Skincare

I haven’t written a dedicated skincare post in forever. A combination of auto-immune illnesses and the medications used to treat them meant my skin went haywire a couple of years ago. I’ve been trying to get it on an even keel ever since.

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Me too

Me too. Yet, I hesitated typing that because maybe it wasn’t a big deal or I was overreacting. But that’s the thing, isn’t it? It’s all those moments combined.

It’s the fact it starts when we’re so young. It’s the fact we second guess ourselves or consider it “not a big deal”. It’s the fact we don’t talk about it every time it happens to us. It’s the fact I’ve had women pretend to be old school friends while interrupting men who thought “I’m not interested” meant try harder. It’s the fact this happens regularly. It’s the fact I have also pretended to be an old school friend. It’s the fact we’ve likely been warned about certain men or warned other women about certain men. Because that’s what women do. We share information to keep each other safe.

And, yet, here we are sharing our stories and traumas again in the hopes that things will be different. That women are finally believed. That things will change.

Here’s the thing about “Me Too” and “Yes All Women”; we can’t change things on our own. We need men to speak up. Rape culture isn’t going to dismantle itself. Will you have a chat with that friend of yours who is fond of telling rape jokes? Will you stop your friend from getting “too friendly” with the woman in the pub who has already told him she isn’t interested? Will you help prevent future “me toos”?

So, yes, me too because yes all women. But I’m tired of all this talk, that doesn’t lead to action from men.

Recent Reads – September Kindle edition

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Recent Reads - September Kindle edition
Original photo: Viktor Hanacek from picjumbo

I wish I could say I’m making a decent dent in the amount of books I have on Kindle waiting to be read, but for every one I finish another three attract my attention. And so my never-ending to-read list grows longer. Continue reading Recent Reads – September Kindle edition

Recent Reads – September edition

Some Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) included. They are marked with an *. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

Recent Reads - September edition
Original photo: Viktor Hanacek from picjumbo

Trips to Cork and Dublin this month meant lots of reading time, thanks to long bus journeys. It was an excellent reading month because two of my favourite books of the year are among this bunch.  Continue reading Recent Reads – September edition

Why I am a feminist

Why I am a feminist

I haven’t always been a feminist. I don’t think I mean that in the ‘I’m not a feminist, but [insert feminist belief here]’ way. Yes, people called me a feminist long before I called myself one but they didn’t know the reason I knew the word ‘feminist’ didn’t apply to me. I haven’t always been a feminist because I haven’t always been pro-choice.

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Recent Reads – Netgalley edition part two

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Recent-Reads
Original photo: Viktor Hanacek from picjumbo

Continuing the adventures of actually remembering to write about books, here are more advance reader copies (ARCs) I should have reviewed months ago when they were actually new releases.

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Recent Reads – the catch up edition part two

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Recent-Reads
Original photo: Viktor Hanacek from picjumbo

Continuing the adventures of actually remembering to write about books, here are more quick-fire reviews of some of the books I’ve read this year.

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