*This is my experience as a white woman questioning racism and prejudices within my own extended family, and the difficulties that can arise. For further information on white privilege and black women mortality rates please see my further reading list at the bottom of the page* Racism and white fragility are topics that can divide […]Read More It was different back then.
I think it is important when reading my account of my first pregnancy to remember that my friends and peers were also 16. We hadn’t yet had to make a decision with such impact on our lives. I say ‘we’ because it really was a team effort. Noah’s first years were him being raised by […]Read More Pregnant at 16: Part 2
I have decided that I’m going to write a few blog posts over the next few months or so surrounding my pregnancy with Noah. I am an open book, however there are some things that I will always hold back. This however is not a story of shame as I thought in previous years, it […]Read More Pregnant at 16: Part 1
This Sunday is international nurses day and I thought it would be apt timing for a post discussing the axing of bursaries for student nurses. It’s confusing and not everyone knows the difference now or even that there is a difference! What was the bursary? The bursary was put in place to help alleviate the […]Read More The nursing bursary cut
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been speaking about Universal Credit for a while now, and had expressed my fears about our family being transferred over to this new system. Although started in 2013, the horrors of UC only started to come to light in 2017, but even now it isn’t spoken […]Read More Why is universal credit so dangerous?
I make no secret of the fact that I find it really difficult to juggle studying, home life, child care and my partners work shifts. It seems an impossible task and none of them have any give. I knew going into a nursing degree that it was going to be years of juggling (last year […]Read More Flexible working – a women’s issue
Christmas gifts on a budget This is a completely different blog post to the more serious stuff I usually post, but I’ve had a lot of messages after posting a couple of cheap things I had found for this Christmas, so thought I’d compile a list of things I have done for this Christmas to […]Read More Dreaming of a tight Christmas