Love this! A café in Cheltenham, Gloucetershire (UK) offers a break to breastfeeding mothers. A positive story offering a smile when all you seem to hear is negative reactions to breastfeeding. A reminder also that it is illegal to discriminate against bre
Elle · 1647 days ago

One word? Yes, just one word. Come on, we all know it, only some of us really struggle with that one little word. Have you guessed yet? That little pesky word, no. So short, yet so troublesome. OK, so I'm not very good at saying no. I have had to practice,
Elle · 1993 days ago

  Much was said today following the announcement of the death of Margaret Thatcher. Some said she didn't have an ounce of humanity. Clearly the ones who talked about dancing on her grave have plenty of this humanity they're talking about. Indeed crass comm
Elle · 2112 days ago

Rape, a word and despicable act every woman should stand against. There is no excuse for it. None. So, how can some women betray others by laughing about it, finding "excuses" for the rapists, and even blame the victims. If the victim was their sister, mot
Elle · 2178 days ago

  Figures show that up to a third of sixth-form girls had been touched inappropriately by boys in their school. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9676600/Explicit-web-pornography-behind-surge-in-schoolgirl-sex-abuse.html And the case of the wo
Elle · 2255 days ago

Often I read the news and feel angry, or sick. How could you not be after reading this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/14/ireland-abortion-law-woman-death I abhor the idea of abortion, or termination in this case. But I'm not foolish enough not t
Elle · 2257 days ago

Dear body of mine, Haven't you and I struggled? We became enemies. I know it's not your fault, you just grew, did what you were supposed to do. But boy, did I hate those looks, the old perverts who wanted a slice of you. They made me feel dirty, I wanted t
Elle · 2289 days ago

Sometimes you try to help people and they don't like it. They might have asked you for your advice, but it's not what they wanted to hear, so they cut you off, just like that. Sounds familiar? Never mind that I've spent hours on their project and then some
Elle · 2326 days ago

Some people will make fun of you for being kind. They will prey on your vulnerabilty and/or exploit you. "You're too twee, too gullible..." they will say. That's too bad, they're the ones who have a problem. I used to worry about expressing myself, I didn'
Elle · 2327 days ago

Kindness surrounds us, if we're not too blind to see it. It doesn't take much, the smallest of gesture to restore our faith, my faith, in humanity. There was the boy who put his arms around me when I was sobbing in a school corridor many years ago. I was s
Elle · 2329 days ago

Look what I came across this morning, I had to share.   We've seen all the gross headlines, the despicable comments, the way women are portrayed in the media. But what can we do? Do we make a stand or just accept it? Every time I've posted or responded to
Elle · 2333 days ago

Just seen this article on social sharing posted by one of my publishers. Timely indeed as I've just heard a person, who had befriended me, then proceeded to harass my friends, and attempted to find out where I live, has turned one shade nastier. How to hur
Elle · 2375 days ago

When I had my first baby I'd never heard of attached parenting. I had no role model either.   I just did what felt right. For instance I knew I wanted to breastfeed as soon as I got pregnant. It felt natural, yet, I didn't know anybody who had. The few ba
Elle · 2434 days ago

I was reading Terry's post this morning and started replying to it when it hit me. The theme this month is super powers. Like Ana, I shy away from compliments. I mean, super powers? Me? Then I realise she was right. We all have super powers if only we can
Elle · 2446 days ago

  I really thought when I saw the link to this article I would agree with it. I do, in some ways. Unfortunately the woman who wrote is so focused on her lost dream of being a mother she ends up criticising everybody else and losing track. She sorts of admi
Elle · 2468 days ago

  Well, it seems the Samantha Brick story boomed world wide. Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about, here's the link from one of Britain's much acclaimed and prestigious newspapers (hope you got the sarcastic bit) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/fem
Elle · 2481 days ago

I don't understand this, lots more I don't understand but...   It was just a few slaps. That’s OK then?   Heard today, the actor who admitted to slapping his ex-wife. "I couldn't handle the fact she was a strong woman," he said. The ex-wife, an actress who
Elle · 2496 days ago

  I am a feminist, to me,woman = feminist. Feminism means different things to people. For me,it just means respecting women as much as men and thus giving women the same rights and opportunities as men. There are some women out there giving the wrong id
Elle · 2511 days ago

Every year, the same question, an accusation for some. "Do we really need Women's Day?" Of course, we do. And why not?   So, I've been away and I've been quiet. My friends know why, no need to go back on that. I am extremely tired and concentrating on my
Elle · 2512 days ago

Don't you love beautiful pictures? Inspirational quotes and all these clever people who post new craft projects. And isn't it fabulous that Women on the Verge is now on Pinterest? So pleased about that. And thanks to Ana for letting us all share on a new m
Elle · 2538 days ago

What is freedom? and what do you do with it? We can all be free, even when we don't think we can. It's a state of mind. "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." This is one of my favourite quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre. I know, you'll tell me it
Elle · 2544 days ago
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