We are all the lady in the hijab

We are all the lady in the hijab

12 years ago, I was living in Dublin and my then boyfriend (now husband) was still living in London. We talked every morning. I’d be sitting at my desk in the Microsoft offices where I worked, and he’d be sitting on public transport running late for work,...

Schools and social media

It’s a mystery to me why schools are bothering to teach children about the benefits and dangers of social media when the majority of schools are not modelling positive, proactive social behaviours on their own platforms. A lot of school social platforms are run by...
Dream the impossible dream #iwd

Dream the impossible dream #iwd

This morning I was explaining to my daughters that today is International Women’s Day.I ramped them up a little on the walk to school, calling out “WHO RUNS THE WORLD?” and they would yell back “GIRLS!”.”But why do we have a girls...
Coming out straight

Coming out straight

I’m not really sure how old I was when I realised that I was into boys but judging by my obsession with Mel Gibson and the fact that Patrick Swayze wrinkling his nose in ‘Dirty Dancing’ gave me butterflies in my tummy,  I think we can safely...