What Makes a Writer?

Debating "what makes a writer?" and "who is allowed to call themselves a writer?" used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed of publication. But I didn't feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler. … Continue reading What Makes a Writer?

Please Stop Saying "She’s desperate for attention!"

So, is anyone else tired of hearing people moaning about how girls are "desperate for attention"? I mean, it's no wonder female comedians and entertainers are so underrepresented; so often women who claim the limelight are criticised for being desperate for attention. And the reason more women are being accused of being attention seeking is … Continue reading Please Stop Saying "She’s desperate for attention!"