Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon
Books, feminism

Book review: Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon

If there's one thing that's got me through the last few years of working mum life, it's the power of female friendships - and I flippin' love seeing them celebrated. In a time where women are often portrayed as bitchy and jealous, it's great to see a supportive sisterhood, especially in a pretty yet powerful… Continue reading Book review: Bosom Buddies by Violet Zhang and Sally Nixon

Nevertheless, She Persisted (Elizabeth Warren) by Susan Wood and Sarah Green
Books, feminism

Book review: Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Is it just me or are books especially awesome these days? There are so many fantastic books for all ages about truly inspiring women. Young girls are growing up with positive female role models - and it's about time. The latest book to add to your collection is Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Written by… Continue reading Book review: Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

The Displaced edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Books

The Displaced: The most important book of the year

Rarely do I read a book and immediately wish I could gift the whole world a copy. It happened with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists (fortunately I can at least forward everyone a link to the TED Talk) and it's happened again with The Displaced*. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh… Continue reading The Displaced: The most important book of the year

200 Women
Books, feminism

Books for feminists of all ages

Something happened to me when I had a baby. I've always been very strong-willed, demanded equality for women and am quick to counteract 'banter' but this determination and passion has evolved somewhat. I've become more aware of the gender stereotypes enforced on children and how women are treated differently as they get older; regardless of… Continue reading Books for feminists of all ages

Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Abrams & Chronicle Fathers Day gift guide
Books, stationery

A bookish Father’s Day Gift Guide

When you're struggling to buy a gift for someone you can't go wrong with a book - and we all know dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. There are only so many mugs and keyrings one poor old fart can own with "World's Best Dad" on them. Me? I like to go with a… Continue reading A bookish Father’s Day Gift Guide

Hartfields Design stationery
Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #43

Another week over and I'm on the cusp of not only a week of annual leave, which just so happens to coincide with a bank holiday weekend and half term (Cornwall is about to get busy!), but the kiddo's third birthday too. I've got to admit, I'm super excited for him. He's going to love… Continue reading Friday Favourites #43

Lumberjanes #The Moon is Up - book review
Books, geekery

Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

Lumberjanes #1 Unicorn Power was one of my favourite books of last year (review here). It felt like the book I'd been waiting for my whole life. Sure, growing up I was all over The Famous Five, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High but Lumberjanes is the ultimate series for young women when it… Continue reading Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
Books

What I’ve been reading lately #7

This year I'm trying to step out of my reading comfort zone a bit more and read a wider range of genres. Over the last week or so I've read Korean thriller The Good Son* by You-jeong Jeong and graphic novel The Best We Could Do* by Thi Bui. The Best We Could Do has… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #7

Posters for Change book review
Books

A picture is worth a thousand words

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words then it's no wonder that campaign posters have the power to incite change. Following the increased waves of activism around the time of the 2016 Presidential Election, Princeton Architectural Press put out a call for designers to contribute to a collection of tear-out posters. Nearly 300… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words