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And now for something a little different

This week seems to have felt especially tough. I’ve been thinking a bit about the energy I’d like to surround myself with, especially as I’ve had to do a lot of complaining to customer service teams over the past few weeks and months. I can’t imagine I’m the only one. It was therapeutic to write… Continue reading

Feeling helpless? Turn that into action

[last updated: Wednesday 8 July] [first published: Tuesday 2 June] As a righteous rebellion sweeps across the United States of America, many people who haven’t previously been aware of the injustices inflicted on Black people are starting to wake up to the issues. You might feel the Black Lives Matter movement speaks to you, but… Continue reading

An open letter to the Women & Equalities Select Committee

I’m struggling right now to know what to do. I’ve just joined the Women’s Equality Party BAME Caucus as an ally. I’ve donated to more causes and recommended books to friends (for anyone reading this, please buy a copy of Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga) but I also think that a… Continue reading

A ‘Shultz Hour’

One of my favourite podcasters is Debbie Millman. Design Matters, her podcast, is such a high-quality, though-provoking listen. Thanks to her, one of my mantras for years now has been ‘busy is a decision’. She likes to talk about how her students will often say they’re too busy to study or do homework or take… Continue reading