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Pride 2015: TEDx speaker Orlaith Hendron on fake tan, sexual harassment of lesbians and the taboo of female anger

“We are conditioned to be placid and I sometimes feel like all the anger of every woman in the world is inside me. I use it constructively. I use my voice” Whilst the Pride Parade hits the streets in many … Continue reading

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A Trifling Incident

As promised, this short, true story is one my grandma wrote, I think in the fifties. She passed away two months ago, but will be an inspiration to me always. I am proud to present: A Trifling Incident, by Annie. … Continue reading

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Annie: The most inspirational grandma I could have wished for

My grandma was one of the most inspirational people in my life. It’s still pretty weird for me to say “was”, because she only died seven weeks ago. Or maybe these things remain surreal forever? People’s memories of a loved … Continue reading

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Radio Heaven review: A motivational story to warm your heart and ignite your purpose

The power of stories is incredible, isn’t it? Reading life coach Dr. Sam Collins’ Radio Heaven, a collection of motivational tales taken from her own life, has reinforced my conviction that we are designed to take in valuable lessons this … Continue reading

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Where are the Average Josephines in TV advertising?

Guest article by Briony Rawle It seems to me that the new thing in TV advertising is to celebrate the ‘normal bloke’. Take a normal (or even a pretty ugly-looking) bloke and make him a hero. Centre the entire advert around … Continue reading

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Caroline Criado-Perez: Part one of an amazing conversation

I interviewed Caroline for the article International Women’s Day 2015: 10 ways to make equality happen. But she said so many interesting things that I didn’t want to deprive you of them (every word that comes out of her mouth … Continue reading

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Women on the G20 promise: Dr Sam Collins and her delegates at Aspire

A trip to Aspire’s Connected Leadership event to find out what women think of the G20’s plan When the G20 announced their recent intention to get 100 million more women into work by 2025, the news was accompanied by a picture … Continue reading

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