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The Gayby Has Landed: Adios, maternity leave

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Adios, maternity leave

So, here we are. Advancing well on the roadmap out of virusville and, big hurrah, I’m afforded a little bit of freedom during my last trickle of maternity leave. Soon, I will be returning to work.

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The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

February 11, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

I’ve always tried to air on the chipper side of doom when it comes to getting through coronavirus times.

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The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

There was a time when my biggest anxiety about having a child was that their rainbow origins would make them prime fodder for bullies.

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The Gayby Has Landed: Tier after Tier

November 2, 2020 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Tier after Tier

Here we are in Greater Manchester staring down the barrel of a never-ending spiral of restrictions.

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The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic

October 1, 2020 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic

COVID-19 has been great for casually tearing up all expectations of common experiences, hasn’t it?

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It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Avert your eyes, I’m a feminist

Feminism. Only recently have I become aware of the sheer terror this word can inflict on people.

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Work, Work, Work: the unrelenting struggle for success

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Work, Work, Work: the unrelenting struggle for success

So you’re miserable in your job and desperate to fulfil your dream of being *insert perfect career here*? I hear you.

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A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

If you’ve bobbed about Bury recently, you might have seen an intriguing new shop front on Bolton Street.

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