In Defence of Smut

As some of you know, I work in the book industry. I am surrounded by the latest books on the market, often proofs before they are published. Back around January/February time, I got my hands on a white proof with a provocative black slit on the cover. The spine said simply Maestra. My boss put … More In Defence of Smut

Natural

At the moment on my commute I am listening to the audio book of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Today I heard a section that really struck me. She was talking about a concept of reclamation, of going back to nature, to a woman’s natural way of being. She talks about … More Natural

Hair

So, Miss W has been wondering whether or not to write this post for a few days now. When she mentioned the topic to her friend, he just said, well, if you want to write about that, then just write it, you can write whatever you want, even if you want to fill your page … More Hair

Having Children

Miss W was talking to a friend on the phone the other day and I mentioned someone I have known for a very long time, and I said, actually, we’re not so close any more. My friend asked me why, and I responded, actually, because this girl had a baby, and when she had a … More Having Children

Don’t Call Me Baby

So, Miss W spent all day thinking about what she wanted to write… toying with different, obviously super cool ideas. However, the fine young men at my local Tesco’s gave me a reason for my angry little fingers to hit the keyboard. When I was at the checkout with my packet of sad-looking fresh spinach … More Don’t Call Me Baby