I’m feeling a little speechless at the moment and don’t know what to say. The country seems to be disintegrating around us and racism/bigotry are apparently driving policy across the political divide. I’m horrified. I kind of want to talk about it but there’s so much noise, finger pointing and downright infantile name calling out there, that I’m going to resist. I can’t see how my tuppence-worth will contribute anything worth hearing right now. But neither can I bring myself to chat idly about my sometimes funny and sweet children as I normally do here.
Instead I will use this opportunity to introduce some of the work I have been doing these last months which aims to look at aspects of girlhood. I’m finding my way through this project and have no idea where it is going but I do know that doing the project has allowed me to spend time with some amazing young people, and I am grateful for that.