The Change Blog

Taking a side. Enough of the media still excusing violence against women

On 13th April, I blogged here about the response of the BBC - calling for a debate on a judge's erroneous call on a man's 'human right' to sex in marriage. I wrote about the need to 'take sides when it comes to women's rights' because I was not only appalled by the judge's comments,…

Fear of falling. Why it is so hard to career pivot when you are working class

Social mobility and the mythology of meritocracy have been in the news again. I particularly enjoyed reading Vicky Spratt's take on this. As she put's it "Social mobility cannot work because it implies that we can overcome class by glossing over the fact that what we’re really talking about is wealth inequality. We can’t. Things…

5 things I’ve learnt in my first month as a freelancer

Photo by Emma Matthews on Unsplash It's been just over a month since I left my full time job and career of 10 years in academia. As well as that monthly salary... more on money next time. It's been a week since I launched my website, podcast and email newsletter. I've also written over 14,000 words of my…