I have strong themes of racism, classism and sexism in my WIP. Some of my characters are unconventional. Sometimes subtly, sometimes it’s sign posted. People have feelings about it. Combine that with the ridiculous expectation the one being critiqued should be grateful for any and all feedback, and not be able push back on what … Continue reading A little bit of advice
Just uploaded this on Wattpad. https://my.w.tt/r1o7I8rj3V
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?
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/
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
I have a busy year planned. Currently I’m studying for a professional qualification, ( I work full time as well ) but I write while I’m procrastinating from my studies. I’ve finally started to rewrite all those scenes I lost in the great scrivener update debacle, actually I’m almost finished, and hopefully that will be … Continue reading So 2019!