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A plus

Wow. I had to blog this straight away because … wow. Ever been disappointed with the whole plus-size-model thing? Felt like something wasn’t quite right? Here’s something that’s right. How stunning — and, importantly, how *modern* — do these women look? No more freaking ‘rubenesque’, apologetic plus-size photo shoots, thanks, …

Readers and writers and short stories

Honestly? I got into short stories because it seemed like a good way to learn to write. It’s become much more than that, of course, but I’ve not paused very often to think about what place they do have for me, and further what place they have for readers. I’ve …

I’ll pretend you didn’t say that

Man. I was gonna say something about the whole PW thing — particularly with reference to my suspicion it comes down not to ‘we r excluding women’ to ‘we r using a definition of ‘good’ that aligns with our definition of ‘masculine”, & so on. Or, as Jim Hines suggests, …

Not a problem

Recently I’ve been having a problem. And that problem is Fiji. Well, to be more precise, that problem is that I agreed last Christmas to go to Fiji this year & now that the time is rolling close, I find I’m really depressed by it. Okay, not depressed. More like …

More Women in Music

Today, Lucinda Williams, for that distinctive raw, Nashville, bluesy voice of hers that always makes me want to wake up in a different life in a whiskey bottle in a bar someplace remote (as if that could possibly be a good thing): World Without Tears If we lived in a …

Women in Music Month

I’ve talked about music before (usually to say, ‘I don’t know much about music’), but in honour of Women in Music month, I thought it time to talk some more! So I’m going to mention Deborah Conway as a musical hero. Not only because she is a fabulous musical talent, …