Now tell me, is this the face of a shoplifter? * Trigger warning * This post contains some emotionally-charged thoughts and feelings, but this is my blog so it’s allowed… So, let’s talk about that time I was racially profiled. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced overt and direct prejudice (caveat: that I am… Continue reading If The Face Fits
This was originally an Instagram post that spilled into the comments as it was way too long. So, I made it a blog post, cos ownership and all that… It’s a week later and I’ve calmed down. Life continues and some more shit has happened. But I haven’t forgiven and I won’t forget. Cee x… Continue reading See No Evil (or More Monkey Business)
I shared this on Instagram as my contribution to Make Motherhood Diverse and got some really positive feedback that I wasn’t expecting. Apparently, lots of you feel exactly the same way, but for slightly different reasons…So, I thought that I would share it here too. Let me know what you think… Sometimes I worry that… Continue reading Blame Culture
So, I sat in my kitchen yesterday, listening to LBC on the radio (I know, I know…), in utter shock and disbelief. Hearing the various opinions on the rights and wrongs of the Neo-Nazi/alt-right/KKK “Unite the Right” rally and the subsequent murder in #Charlottesville and Trump’s flippety-flop of a pathetic excuse for a response… Continue reading Be a Val
It’s no secret. I have put on weight. I am probably the heaviest that I have ever been while not pregnant. I am probably medically (not morbidly, mind) obese. Now, some of you know me, or will have met me, and may dispute this description of myself. But, let there be no confusion – it… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Body Won’t Play Ball?