Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Link Love (30/06/2012)

News Across the World Iran: “ISNA cited Tehran police as saying that the “Zendegi cinema complex has been sealed by police after it sold tickets to women since cinemas are only authorised to sell tickets for such screenings to men.”” Tehran cinema shut for selling women Euro 2012 tickets – AFP & “”When my mother was young, …

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Fabulous Female: Emma Thompson

This week’s Fabulous Female is Emma Thompson, and while she’s probably most famous for being an Oscar-winning actress with roles in The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility, An Education, Love Actually and the Harry Potter movies, she’s actually also a screen writer (she adapted Sense and Sensibility for the screen herself) and a human rights activist, …

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Start Before You’re Ready

Last week I had a coaching session with the wonderful Mara from Medicinal Marzipan (something I greatly recommend!), and one thing she said to me really stuck with me: Start before you’re ready. Too often in life we wait for everything to be perfect. Especially those of us who have a bit of a perfectionist streak. We …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen

I’ve read Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen over the past couple of weeks. The book isn’t long (just under 200 pages), but it isn’t easy reading and I couldn’t really stomach reading more than 15-25 pages at a time. *Trigger Warning* This post will discuss issues of pornography and violence, questions …

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Link Love (26/06/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “Gulsika was 13-years-old when she was forced into an arranged marriage. The first 10 days or so, she says, were pleasant — but then the abuse started. ” Afghan Woman Says Husband Shot Her For Not Having Children – RFERL Balkan: “None of the women overcome trauma. We live out of …

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Kiva – My Favourite Non-Profit Organization

Would you like to make a difference for people in third world countries, but are unsure how to do it? Or maybe you feel like you can’t afford it, or you aren’t sure it really makes a difference? My solution has been Kiva, which is my favourite non-profit organization. Through Kiva you can make loans to …

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Spicy Primal Meatballs (Recipe)

I’ve made these meatballs a couple of times over the past couple of weeks, and they’re delicious. It’s easy to change the flavour by using different spices. You can also make a purely paleo version by omitting the cheese. They’re delicious for a low-carb breakfast, protein-rich snack, on top of your lunch salad or with …

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Link Love (23/06/2012)

News Across the World India: “Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in UP, Bihar and Delhi are making an international connection with their work thanks to two projects by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), one of the country’s oldest crafts and women’s empowerment organisations” Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts – Midday Nigeria: “On …

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Fabulous Female: Arundhati Roy

Every Friday I want to introduce you to an amazing woman, who makes a real difference in the world. This Friday’s Fabulous Female is Arundhati Roy, as suggested by one of my readers. Roy, who describes herself as a natural-born feminist, is the author of The God of Small Things, which became an international bestseller, …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

I recently finished The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau and it is just amazing. Absolutely blew me away. Chris Guillebeau blogs at The Art of Non-Conformity, and if you’re not already a regular reader I encourage you to check it out, he has some …

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