My “Gay Dad” says: Actions speak louder than words with Alan Turing Pardons

People often ask me: “When did your Dad tell you he was Gay?” He didn’t. And that’s not because he “hid” his sexuality from my sister and I, we were just brought up in two homes by two different loving couples.   I never questioned it, it was our norm. Until I got to school and … More My “Gay Dad” says: Actions speak louder than words with Alan Turing Pardons

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: GPs are the gate keepers to life-saving support

I’ve had some form of an eating disorder since aged 11. But I wasn’t diagnosed until later into my teens. When I first went to my GP, in my early teens, I was told that I looked “fit and healthy,”!so there wasn’t anything to be concerned about. Yes the “making myself sick” was not normal but … More Eating Disorders Awareness Week: GPs are the gate keepers to life-saving support

Chinese New Year: How to celebrate it with your family or friends

Lion dancing, red packets (Ang Paos), lanterns, acrobatics, Kung Fu and exquisite food are all synonymous with celebrating Chinese New Year. But how can you celebrate it in the UK? YES. 2017 marks the Year of the Rooster which signifies fidelity and punctuality. So without further a do let’s kick off with some ideas for this … More Chinese New Year: How to celebrate it with your family or friends

So I’m “boring” now I don’t drink alcohol 

You know when someone’s out for a fight.  They’re hunched over with their muscles tensed, looking up beyond their furrowed brow, ready to pounce at fellow drunkards, if someone so much glances at them in what they perceive the “wrong” way.  And that’s just one of the reasons I don’t like alcohol. I hate how … More So I’m “boring” now I don’t drink alcohol 

ITV Good Morning Britain: Behind the scenes and on screen 

Kids up North are less likely to get as good GCSE results as their Southern counterparts according to research from the Children’s Commissioner.  Do you think there’s a North / South divide in terms of education?  I was chuffed to be invited on to ITV’s Good Morning Britain to talk about just that. An absolutely … More ITV Good Morning Britain: Behind the scenes and on screen 

Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Growing up curvy, mixed-race with a “big head” and “pancake face” as well as, having “fag dads” meant that I was an easy target for the school bullies. (NB “words bullies used”). I’d be taunted in the school corridors, I’d be pulled by my hair (although that back fired on them when they tried to … More Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

A top TV presenter refuses to look at the media’s “sidebar of shame” and the press as we are all too often comparing and judging one another.  Davina McCall was speaking at MumsNet’s blogging conference #BlogFest16 in which she explained how we all tend to post our best photos on social media rather than the … More Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

Breastfeeding uncovered: how I went from being an embarrassed young mum to breastfeeding live on national tv

The pre-mum me could never have imagined that she would have kids young and she would’ve spat out her soy latte whilst choking on her gluten-free granola, if she’d seen the future of her breastfeeding… let alone breastfeeding live on national television.  Ok so here goes… I wasn’t born an earth mother, I was born … More Breastfeeding uncovered: how I went from being an embarrassed young mum to breastfeeding live on national tv