Happy International Women’s Day everyone.
This past year, we have seen women’s rights and the inequality that is still faced by women every day, be highlighted and discussed and there seems to be real progress on the horizon. There’s a long way to go, but we can also celebrate how far we have come. It’s been 100 years since women got the vote, the #Time’sUp and #MeToo movements have helped to shine a light and fight back against the awful treatment of women not just in the film industry but many other workplaces.
Things are happening, it seems to be an exciting time and we could see some real change in the next few years. Let’s hope so anyway.
And so, today is a perfect day to highlight the incredible women we all have around us, so here’s a few who inspire me…
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This week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Who knew? Huh.
I am going out on a limb here and I’m going to guess that not too many of you knew that? I mean, why would you, it hasn’t really been on ANY mainstream media outlets…or did I miss something? Read More »
If any of you have a brother or sister, I’m guessing you all did that thing where one person says yes and the other says no and whoever gives up first loses? ‘Yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘yes’….and so on. It gets pretty tiresome, doesn’t it? It’s quite hard to keep up. Read More »
12 days…12 blogs…it’s been fun!
I hope you have all enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
Hopefully you have taken something from the blogs, shared them with a friend or just had a few laughs along the way! Read More »
I have to admit, I’m a bit nervous about this one.
This is something I haven’t really talked about to many people at all. It’s not something I find easy to disclose or discuss. I guess it’s precisely because of that, that I think it is so important that I do discuss it.
I have an eating disorder. Read More »
To say I have spent some time in The Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast…would be, well, a very large understatement.
For someone with a fairly limited sense of direction, I think I could get from my house to that hospital in my sleep. We have driven down that road at 4am and 4pm, 12am and 12pm and other very ridiculous times. Read More »
Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been like a second home to me over the past decade. Myself and my family have spent many a days (and nights) there, watching movies, waiting for scans, listening to machines bleeping and being treated by the best staff you could wish for. Read More »
Happy New Year!
The start of a new year, new plans, new ideas and new goals. This year, the Live Loudly campaign has got some very exciting plans in the making. Read More »
Well, the last blog of 2017!
This year really does seem to have gone in the blink of an eye.
I think we have seen some good progress this year in terms of awareness of Organ Donation. More stories in papers, more talk of public awareness campaigns, more engagement with young people. More debates about the opt in or opt out system and which we should be working with. Read More »
Well, today has just been absolutely insane.
It’s a short one today – it has been hectic! Today I was announced as a recipient of a BEM (British Empire Medal) on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.
I’m still quite baffled and just totally stunned that the work I, with the incredible help and support of those around me, do to raise awareness of Organ Donation has been recognised in this way! Read More »