40 Women

40 women I admire – in real life, in literature, music, film and from afar. Mum // Björk Lisbeth Salander // Wonder Woman Maya Angelou // Tora Richardson Meghan Lightle // Madonna Kathleen Hanna // Dawn French Becky Saunders // Lynne Ramsay Marilyn Monroe // Lady Gaga Madeleine Martin // Sofia Coppola Debbie Harry // Sarah Waters Kathy Burke // Rihanna Victoria Wood […]

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40 Books

40 books that have shaped my life. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver // Hollywood Wives – Jackie Collins It – Stephen King // Geek Love – Katherine Dunn The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson // Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro Filthy: The Weird World of John Waters – Robrt […]

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40 Films

40 films that have shaped my life. Flawless (1999) // Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) The Wizard of Oz (1939) // Rent (2005) True Romance (1993) // Ghost World (2001) Incendies (2010) // We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) Watchmen (2009) // Candyman (1992) Scream (1996) // The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) The Babadook (2014) // A Girl Walks […]

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40 Songs

40 songs from the soundtrack of my life. King of Wishful Thinking – Go West // Hometown Glory – Adele Ironic – Alanis Morisette // Stronger Than Me – Amy Winehouse Shine – Years & Years // Glory Box – Portishead You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer // Little Bird – Annie Lennox Let Me Be Your Fantasy […]

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Level Fucking Forty 🎉🎉

Well here I am, aged 40. I’m an adult woman finally, though it could be argued I hit that two decades ago. I’ve never felt like a grown up though – what I do feel is very loved, very sure that who I am has set now, and although I will learn more and more […]

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Minimalism?

I’ve had an epiphany. Last night I was talking to my new cool work friend Chloe about her beautiful Instagram feed (how modern!) and I asked her how the background in all her photographs is always so appealing. Like my background always has gerbils and shoes and old cups of tea lying around – how […]

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Anger

The other day someone (a dude) asked me why women are so pissed off these days. Instead of punching him in throat and screaming “Because of you motherfuckers!!”, I took a breath and told him to look around him. Predictably I didn’t finish my sentence before my piece was derailed by a #notallmen remark and […]

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