Happy World Mental Health Day! Is that an oxymoron? I'm genuinely not sure. I've had depression for over ten years now, but days like this do make me feel genuinely positive, because when I was first diagnosed - way back in the Stone Age of 2006 - mental health wasn't something you were open about, … Continue reading The limits of self care
I just got talking with a friend about all the times someone has stolen something from me*. There's been lots of times. It's been happening more or less since the day I was born. This is all the stuff I used to own bits of and which my parents and grandparents paid into for me, … Continue reading All the times I’ve been a victim of theft
A blog on Mrs Jayaben Desai, who led a two-year strike against anti-immigrant bosses in the 1970s.
Aged only 19, Clara Lemlich led a strike of 20,000 workers. She fought for progressive and left-wing causes for the rest of her life. She is a fucking legend.