“Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;

In short my deary, kiss me and be quiet.”

A satirical summary of Lord Lyttelton’s Advice to women,  written by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the 1700s.

Not enough has changed since then.


I’ve spent quite some time being opinionated on twitter. I will continue to do that, but I’d also like to be opinionated for longer stretches, and so I’ve started writing this.


I am a strident feminist, parent to two small children, and I have lived with chronic back pain for years, and counting. These are 3 topics that occupy a lot of my thinking. I’ll share some of those thoughts with you here.



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