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A September like no other… (a teaching reflection).

I’d almost forgotten what September had felt like. Last September was overshadowed by so much disappointment; the news that we would be online for the whole year. This complete and utter sense of chaos is both refreshing, and exhausting. There may never be another September as crazy as this one again. For so many of… Continue reading A September like no other… (a teaching reflection).

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A little note to self…

Dear August self, This month you finished therapy again. It hasn't felt like there have been many good days. But this month you have chosen yourself. And in so many ways you have grown in comparison to last August. You're not hiding anymore - you're not hiding in somebody else, and you're not hiding from… Continue reading A little note to self…

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Tired of feeling embarrassed and why I needed to watch The Bold Type

I am tired. I'm tired of being told how I can keep myself safe and I'm tired of women and girls being educated on the precautions we should take when leaving the house. I'm tired of women and girls being attacked, and killed, regardless of the precautions we should take. I'm tired of 'not all… Continue reading Tired of feeling embarrassed and why I needed to watch The Bold Type

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Teaching reflections: taking a piece of myself into the classroom

Just a short one this time around because there isn't much time for anything more than that at the moment. I haven't had much more than a couple of hours of downtime in the last two days and I've worked until 11pm both days. Frankly, I'm knackered. The last couple of weeks have been fuelled… Continue reading Teaching reflections: taking a piece of myself into the classroom

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Reflecting on what’s in the mirror…

Like everyone else, my mental health has suffered this year (is still suffering, and will no doubt continue to suffer). Perhaps it’s fair to say that the vast majority of us are struggling more than usual. Living alone isn’t helping. But all these months into working from home and I’m starting to try and see… Continue reading Reflecting on what’s in the mirror…