Why can’t we just admire women’s athleticism too?

I’m talking about this photo here of Tayla Harris, the 21 year old Australian footy player. I know my mother would be clutching her pearls if I had a photo taken like this when I was her age. It’s not lady like she would say, but too be honest it was never very likely. I … Continue reading Why can’t we just admire women’s athleticism too?

Rethinking the Culture of Call Outs

I’ve decided to share this series of blog posts by Emily Barnard, because I think she has something important to say. She covers the topic with a great deal of depth and sensitivity, and much more eloquence than I could manage. I hope you enjoy this thought provoking piece. https://emilybarnard.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/re-thinking-the-culture-of-call-outs/

The harrowing journey of my fourth draft

A Whisper of Destiny is now complete. All the scenes are written. I got to type ‘the end’ finally. Now the real work of editing starts. *whimpers* I thought I’d take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt so far. 1. Don’t just do a back up in Scrivener. Compile and back up a … Continue reading The harrowing journey of my fourth draft

Problematic Badass Female Tropes #2: The Wonder Woman

So some of y’all will have seen me wax lyrical about practicalities of female armour. This partly ties with this instalment of problematic bad ass female tropes. This particular blog post I couldn’t agree with harder if I tried. Don’t get me wrong I really liked Woman Woman as a movie. A lot of things … Continue reading Problematic Badass Female Tropes #2: The Wonder Woman

Could you just maybe tone your appearance down?

These screen shots are from a blog post from May 2017. I don’t have the original post any more, I lost it in the great domain transfer. When this critique happened, there were two men and one woman of colour present. I’m still really horrified and shocked to this day. I don’t remember your names, … Continue reading Could you just maybe tone your appearance down?