Learning body positivity - unlearning self conciousness online.

Learning body positivity - unlearning self conciousness online.

You might think I’ve always been this body positivity advocate. Afterall, my face and my body are all over my website. All over my instagram. Daily, unfiltered on my Instagram stories.  People often say to me ‘you are so confident! - I could never do what you do!’ and I kinda have to shrug it off because I certainly don’t feel like the person they are describing. 
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Christmas Feminist Gift List

The Ultimate Feminist Gifting List

FEMINIST SECRET SANTA GIFTS UNDER £10


So really you can’t go wrong with an enamel pin, truly the most perfect secret santa gift of all time. These are all less than £10 and 3 for 2 , cos if I learnt anything about Christmas gift marketing I learnt it upstairs in Boots. 


So, without further ado, here is my ultimate list of your friends, workmates, besties, and gal pals and what to buy them to make them feel seen.

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Rest is For Rebels

Rest is For Rebels

Now I have been banging on about how Rest is For Rebels, on social media, on t-shirts, on badges, since my first surgery in 2018.   I have been on this journey of learning how to rest -intentionally- since my life was turned upside down back then.  And I am discovering in this season that this learning is lifelong.  Over the past few years I made a pretty good go of learning how to rest so I can DO more.  I certainly learnt that if I wanted to be in any way ‘productive’ I had to honor my body’s need for rest.  What this actually looked like was doing as little as possible physically so I could work myself relentlessly while sitting still. 
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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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