This time of pandemic was always going to be educational but this week, I’ve been surprised by what I learned. I have come to understand that I have a very unhealthy relationship with time – mine and other people’s. In the same way that the smoking ban revealed just what other nasty odours lurked beneath […]
I’m not an expert, but here’s what I know about imposter syndrome
Here’s what happens to me: I have a perfectly lovely chat with someone I like very much. There may be laughter and understanding. Then I hear something. It’s not my friend, it’s another voice. That voice says things like ‘she’s only saying that to be polite’ or ‘she doesn’t really think that it’s just you’re […]
Death to supermummy, her time is up
Women at work – what do we really want?
The more we talk about our experiences, the better. But it’s not always straightforward. My unease about writing freely about the menopause isn’t just that people will now focus on the woman who was once a person but is now just a sweaty bag of past-it symptoms. What bothers me is that the narrative about […]