I’m 500 days sober today. 500 days since I put down the wine and picked up a life. And, wow, life has grown immeasurably in that time. I’ve completed some of my best professional work, become vegetarian, started a Masters degree (organisational psychology, since you ask), launched a fashion confidence blog (@awomancalledgeorge https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=vqai3xs20xnk&utm_content=ov6rnfc), presented D&I…
Getting home after a work event amongst #notallmen
Further to the tragic death of Sarah Everard, does an employer have a responsibility to ensure its female employees get home safely from work events?
The fundamental problem with…and other problems men can fix.
‘Knock, knock’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘2019’ ‘2019 who? ‘Indeed.’ That’s the joke I imagine cracking in an editorial team meeting of my local newspaper. There I go, trying to be funny – no – satirical even. How very dare I, what with me being a woman and all. You see, I’m beginning to wonder what the…
No, I don’t play golf!
Sexism in the workplace; a thing of the past, right?
2018; the year I admit to depression
‘Bubbly’, ‘positive’, ‘a breath of fresh air’ – words that others have used to describe me this month. Scroll through my instagram or twitter feeds (@raggedgeorge) and you’ll see mostly upbeat, go-get-em posts from someone that probably looks to have being a grown-up sussed. By any account, I’m a glass half full person, taking the…
5 things that have pissed me off about sobriety
Whilst giving up alcohol has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, there have been a few niggles along the way…
Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes
I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s not because I haven’t had anything to say – trust me, I’m rarely short of something to say. I guess I just lost my confidence.
Big girls do cry – do you have to sell your soul to be a successful career woman?
I was hooked just from reading the cover note, “All across the world, women are rising to incredible heights of leadership – in their communities, in their careers, and in public office. One of them will become America’s first woman president. This book is for them – and for all women seeking to cast off…
Fifty Shades of Grey: an end to submission.
Why has going grey caused so much interest? Why do women have to keep up the pretence of youth? Why doesn’t society align age with beauty?
Gotta hustle for that muscle – weight training for women over 40.
The smell hit me like a wall – masculine, testosterone-filled sweat in an unairconditioned gym. I looked around – guys lifting weights, muscles flexing, grunting and exhaling as they pushed their bodies to finish that last, seemingly excruciating set. I nearly turned heel and left, it was all so alien and a long way from the sanitised…