Writer (on maternity leave). Big fan of nuance. Columnist: @metrouk. Words @independent @vice @graziauk @refinery29 @guardian + more (she/her)

London, UK
Joined April 2009
PART ONE: On a day when everyone’s arguing online about whether or not Adele is happy about her weight loss (HINT it’s none of our business), I wanted to offer something different. • I have hated my body and the way it looks for most of my adult life. (Thread)
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Rose Stokes retweeted
Three in five Brits say Boris Johnson should resign after publication of Sue Gray's report, according to a snap @YouGov poll. And 74% believe that the PM knowingly lied about breaking lockdown rules, including a majority of Tory voters.
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Just imagine, for a moment, what a government could achieve if it was focused on helping people navigate the worst cost-of-living crisis since the 50s (in a pandemic)—instead of wasting all its time bending and contorting to defend its own mistakes (and actually do its job).
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This, for me, is the most potent source of anger. That we desperately need good governance NOW (people's lives are literally hanging in the balance) and instead we are all waiting for those in power to do the right thing and let someone better equipped do the job. And they won't.
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Yes, yes, yes! All day yes. — from a former Office and RG super fan.
nish kumar calling out ricky gervais for being transphobic for the tl
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If you're following the Depp trial, you have probably seen a lot of women saying some version of, "I'm a survivor. And as a real survivor, I can tell you that you shouldn't believe Amber Heard." Why is this happening? A thread.
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Basic arithmetic: it takes twice a nap's length to get up from said nap.
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Really miss the days when you could just rock up to a leisure centre and go for a swim without having to book a week in advance.
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Everyone should watch Love Life on iPlayer. Both seasons. You're welcome.
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Last order of business before mat leave was picking up the Consumer Campaign of the Year award at @SMKcampaigners with @BPAS1968 and @DianaJohnsonMP for our successful drive to reduce the price of emergency contraception on the high street to under a tenner earlier this year.
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To say that it was a high to leave things on before hanging up my keyboard for a few months would be an understatement. I have been feeling a lot of ways about giving up work for a while to spend time with my little one when they arrive...
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— a mix of fear (will my job still exist when I come back? Who am I away from work?), guilt (why do I feel scared of not working, surely being a mum will be enough for me? Why haven't I achieved more during pregnancy?), anxiety (what if I don't like not working?)...
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and shame (why am I even thinking any of these thoughts?) I know from having spoken to lots of other parents that these are all normal and common thoughts and feelings, but that doesn't make it any easier in the moment.
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Nonetheless, going and spending a day last week listening to loads of amazing campaigners talk about their massive achievements, I allowed myself not only to feel proud, but to let go and trust that when I'm ready, the work will be there...
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Finally, I feel at peace and ready to jump feet first into the next challenge, and I'm glad my little one was able to come along to the event too and hear all about all these incredible law-defying campaigns driven by passion — and an insatiable hunger for justice and fairness.
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I cannot wait to teach them what it means to stand up for what is right in the world, and to get back to highlighting injustice (and making waves) wherever I can. Let's do this! 🌊🌊🌊 #lovecampaigning #smkawards2022
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Some days I think the internet is an awful place, and other days I scroll across something like this.
This is possibly the best thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.
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On the cover of the latest @nymag: This Magazine Will Help You Get An Abortion. A wildly ambitious, incredibly useful, regularly updated access map and much more practical reporting from @thecut, with an introduction from me thecut.com/article/future-ab…
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Congratulations again to #SMKAwards2022 #BestConsumerCampaign winner: The campaign for accessible emergency contraception. Shaun Roberts explains why this campaign was particularly impressive.🌊 smk.org.uk/awards_nomination… #LoveCampaigning @RoseStokes @BPAS1968 @katherine__ob
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