Category: women’s issues

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. I’m currently taking a break from most of my freelance journalism in order to write the book, but am […]

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST — Oxford Today

Every Holocaust history is disturbing to read, but by focusing on victims’ voices which have traditionally been silenced – those of women – Dr Zoë Waxman’s new account is one of the darkest, and most shocking…

PRIDE OF PLACE – OXFORD PUTS A GREAT UNRECORDED HISTORY ON THE MAP — Oxford Today

The University’s museums unite to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and related heritage in their collections.

UNCOVERING A MORE TRAGIC TRUTH — Oxford Today

Women victims of the Final Solution have been silenced first by the Nazis, then by history, argues a compelling new book reviewed by Olivia Gordon (p49)

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN MED STUDENTS’ GRADES DEPEND ON LISTENING TO WOMEN — Broadly

With a blue paper sheet covering her pubic hair, a 30-year-old woman is lying naked from the waist down, with her legs spread open on an examination couch in a hospital room. A trainee doctor opens her vagina with a speculum and gazes inside to find the cervix. But this is no ordinary pap smear. […]

GROWING OUT OF SCHOOLGIRL BITCHINESS – – Glamour

Delighted to write for this month’s GLAMOUR about how schoolgirl bitchiness haunts us well into womanhood. Loved the positive response to this piece.

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS — Spa magazine

For the launch issue of Bath Spa University’s new magazine (for content agency YBM), I covered creative computing tools and career collaborations between friends (features start on pages 12 and 38)

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE — Healthy

For the March/April issue of Healthy, I interviewed Laura Dernie about why she has set up mental health charity mydiscombobulatedbrain.com

Mother’s Pride — The Oxford Times

In my February column: my feminist guilt over how my daughter’s ballet lessons melt my heart; and how to hold onto precious memories of your children’s early years.

WIMPS NEED NOT APPLY — CAM

As one of Cambridge University’s most successful sports clubs, the Women’s Lacrosse team value toughness – and speed.

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