Back in 2013 I was interviewed by Brook at a conference at UCL about the importance of talking about sexual pleasure as part of Relationships and Sex Education. It seems like we need to have this conversation again in light of the #metoo movement and Everyone’s Invited, both highlighting the wallpaper of sexual violence that […]Read More Why we need to have a conversation about sexual pleasure and consent
If you asked I would tell you 1 in 3 of us have been subjected to sexual violence. I would tell you it doesn’t have to define you.I would tell you, it wasn’t your fault.Don’t protest, it was definitely not your fault. I’d tell you that blaming yourself absolves the perpetrator of responsibility,I’d tell you […]Read More The Things I Would Tell You
While a little bit of stress may be good for us to get working well, too much and we’re tipping into anxiety, panic then burnout. Too much stress and we lose motivation, it’s more difficult to concentrate and to remember things.Sometimes when we’re stressedout we keep jabbing at the thing we’re trying to do. We […]Read More How much is too much stress?
A Third Culture Kid or TCK for short is a young person who has lived for a significant amount of time outside of their parents home country. Sometimes called Transnational Kids or Cross Cultural Kids, their personal identity will be different from both that of their parents and the cultures in which they live. They […]Read More Third Culture Kids
2 months into Covid19 and I’m finally hitting a wall. A wall that most people I think have already ran into by now. I am so over every conversation, every news piece, every way this has seeped into our psyches. My brain is finally fuzzy with an overload of cortisol and I feel like I’m […]Read More Please stop telling me to “Stay Safe”
The idea that we need to care for ourselves is not new but many of us still neglect it. Why? I think it’s because when times are good, like our physical health, we don’t take much notice of our mental and emotional health. We just potter on. On the flipside some of us roll our […]Read More Self Care Planning
If you feel uncomfortable, upset or angry when someone does something, chances are your boundaries – the actions you will tolerate towards yourself – have been violated. Some of us don’t want to challenge that person because we hate conflict. Some of us think that if we show them we are unhappy they will understand […]Read More When someone has crossed a line
I used to do sexual health outreach sessions in the city centre, and there is always problems with doing any kind of condom demonstration out on the streets as, well, you don’t want to be brandishing, what to many members of the public anyway, looks like a plastic penis… Soooo I’ve made a ‘furry box’ […]Read More Putting Condoms on in the Dark: How to make a furry box