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I can’t leave my abuser. I still love them!

Leave my abuser?  How could I when I still loved him? I’ll be honest. I knew my ex was a screwed-up guy. My head told me that not long after we met. The alarm bells were screeching. Could I hear them? Of course! Did I li...

Did I ever tell you my ridiculous married name?

Silly names? Yep, I have one thanks to my husband!  Did I ever tell you my ridiculous married name? Earlier I fessed up about my sisters’ secret pact which landed me my pretty perfect man.  The pact my husband only...

I’m in shock! There’s proof I should be dead

Domestic violence statistics are bad.  I know that.  But I’m in shock.   What I’ve just read has chilled me to the bone.   Had I not left my violent ex I would almost certainly now be dead. I’m one of t...

Victim? Not me! I refuse to be

I refuse to be a victim.   I will not be defined by domestic violence.   So when I heard this I thought: ‘Wow!’   Just one word.  Wow.   That’s how I’d describe this powerful Ted Talk.  It hit a n...

When P***y bites back and why we must fight

TRIGGER WARNING. I was so proud to watch the millions of women (and some men) across the world unite to stand for equality and women’s rights yesterday.   In the face of a man who has boasted about sexual abuse and...

Why Bridget Jones was right!

Do you remember that punch up between Daniel Cleaver (aka Hugh Grant) and Mr Darcy (aka Colin Firth)  in Bridget Jones’s Diary?   The first film, so think back.  The one where they rumbled from the street into the...

I pooped my pants & faced my shame

One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I was in kindergarten.  I must have been only about four or five-years-old.   We were lining up to go out to the playground at lunch time and I was desperate to go...

If I had a tattoo, what would it be?

I had one of those endless nights last night where I just couldn’t sleep.  By 2am my mind wandered into the bizarre and wondered: If I got a tattoo, what tattoo would that be? Let me clarify this in the clear light...

Why I say yes to everything!

I say yes to everything!   You want to know why? I was once producing a television series on conspiracy theories.  A colleague came to me and said I should consider a comedy writer, Danny Wallace as the presenter.    He...


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