Women’s Lives Matter

On 10th June, I wrote a piece entitled ‘Am I a Racist?’ and in it I asked: ‘Why do we care so much about racism, but don’t seem to care at all about gender violence…?’ In a recent discussion with my daughter Katie, she volunteered to expand on this theme, and what follows is her guest blog, in her own words.

Gratitude for the English countryside during lockdown

This last week in the UK, we passed the milestone of one hundred days spent in ‘lockdown’. I suspect that everyone’s experience has been different and it’s most important not to suggest that everyone has been as lucky as we’ve been, in our stunning corner of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire. But I also feel the need to celebrate the magnificence of nature in this strangest of years, when perhaps even the smallest things can make us feel better about ourselves.