Towards a less Selfish Self Love

Towards a less Selfish Self Love

It's one of those phrases that has exploded all over everything. You want a self love club t shirt? A self love club sticker? A self love club instagram post? A self love club tattoo?  Internet feminism has got your back. Amazing how quickly even our own relationship with ourselves can be repackaged and sold back to us at profit. 
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Do you know how to ask for help?

Do you know how to ask for help?

I’m not sure where I learnt it from, but a deep belief that I keep coming up against in my own psyche is that it's GOOD to be independent. That relying on other people or asking for help is somehow shameful or a failure.  Big sister syndrome? Being a single mum? That doing IT ALL is the goal and doing it all MYSELF is the standard.  When I started Milk & Moon I was terrified that anyone would realise that I had no idea what I was doing. 
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Take Up Space - Part Two

Take Up Space - Part Two

SO the Taking Up Space version of myself, the imagined future me that I have been working toward doesn’t exist.  It’s taken a bunch of surgery, a pandemic, the sudden end of all the ‘activity’ that is ME, the closure of the spaces I was taking up for me to start to learn this. 
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Take Up Space

Take Up Space

When I first made a Take Up Space pin it was because these words really resonated with me.  It was a promise to myself, a forward motion.  I was in the middle of a season where I knew that redundancy from my job was approaching.  My youngest child had just started school.  My life was changing and so was I. 
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Feminism, inclusivity, intersectionality and women.

Feminism, inclusivity, intersectionality and women.

The fight for women’s rights globally is an urgent movement.   The list of ways in which women are not just unequal in the world, but marginalised and subject to violence is as long as history itself and reaches across all cultures.  Perhaps because of this vastness, Feminism is itself a broad movement.  One person’s feminist ideology can be so very different from another’s and yet all sit under the banner that is ‘Feminist’.
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Sustainability

Sustainability

Making new stuff is always gonna be at odds with a goal of sustainability.  There is no escaping that and I fully admit that the most sustainable action anyone can take is to not buy from me at all.  Wear the things you already own, buy or swap second hand, mend or repurpose what can be reused.  I don’t want to ‘greenwash’ what I do here.
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Welcome to the blog

Welcome to the blog

Is there anything more cringe than a “welcome to my blog” blog?  But we all have to start somewhere. So I’m swallowing the cringe and jumping in. 
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Your Sexist Jokes are Boring

Your Sexist Jokes are Boring

I don’t get a LOT of trolling on social media.  I get the usual amount of creepy d*** pics in the ‘others box’ that seems to be the tax you pay for being a woman who dares to be online. 

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