Last week I was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to discuss the stereotype of the “crazy ex-girlfriend.” Having grown up with a father who deemed the majority of women “crazy” (despite the fact he emailed me about the ‘slip in my journalistic standards’ for citing him as having said that post airing of
They say: “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” I agree. I just got back from six weeks ‘living’ in Los Angeles and I saw the growth first hand.
The stigma around cancer is a persistent one. I remember some 15 years ago, my grandmother was in London from Egypt, staying at our house during her treatment; we were at lunch one day and when asked my star sign (Cancer), I just couldn’t bring myself to say the word out loud. Fast forward and