Yesterday was publication day for the brand new paperback edition of Give Birth like a Feminist. Publication day has got to be the best day in a writer’s life - the writing is done, the edits are done, and there is no point in any anxiety any more because the book is published…
Today the children have been back at school, and as it’s Twelfth Night, I am supposed to have taken down the Christmas tree. I haven’t done it yet. It…
This week I was going to write a little thing for you about the amazing poetry of all of the euphemisms we have for our periods. I was reading a list of…
Today in The Book Forge I’m delighted to introduce a guest post from the choreographer Rosie Kay. Many of you will have read her story of how she was…
On Monday my primary aged kid wore odd socks to school, to mark the start of ‘Anti Bullying Week’. In our house, we have a basket in the utility room…
It’s been a strange week in the Forge, if I’m honest. First of all there was the absolutely unforgettable experience of going to the Reith lecture with…
A few weeks ago a mysterious email dropped into my inbox. Addressed directly to me, it was an invitation to attend a Reith Lecture at the BBC on Freedom…
Blow by blow is my weekly writer’s diary and it’s only for paid subscribers. However, as this week is mainly about FiLiA, I’ve made it open to all. I am…
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