Do you mean what I mean? What do I even mean?

I think we can probably¬†all agree that language¬†has meaning. "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is largely accepted to be a fallacy as we have grown to understand that language and labels can hurt us incredibly deeply. It is interesting to me however that the other side of … Continue reading Do you mean what I mean? What do I even mean?

Rewriting history: On children, neoliberalism and adult fears

I am not a parent. I do not claim to understand the heights of beauty and joy or the depths of struggle and complexity that parenting brings. I am not writing this as a parent or indeed an expert of any kind. I am simply someone who loves children, has many great friendships with them, … Continue reading Rewriting history: On children, neoliberalism and adult fears