When Dellarobia, the heroine of Barbara Kingsolver’s 2012 novel Flight Behavior, first spies a horde of monarch butterflies during an afternoon walk, she is overcome by their presence: “The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of Continue reading “Like the inside of joy”
Stories about domestic violence in the media, particularly at the early stages of the case, often appear almost antiseptic in their lack of concrete information about what has happened. Often, the lack of information is because the police have not Continue reading The devil is in the details
I had the honour of speaking at a Take Back the Night event in Halton this week. Here is an excerpt from my comments: I first started to think about what I would say tonight back in May, before Doug Continue reading Speak up, speak out and unite!
“OK, so I was famous and my life got out of control and I abused women as a result. Now, I can’t flirt with any women because they might figure out who I am . . . “ This is Continue reading Poor poor pitiful me (or not)