I'm very excited to announce that The Feminist Book Club (The FBC) will be meeting every month in the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, as of the 16th September. So what better moment to share with you the origins of The FBC and how you can become a part of it!Read More
I spent the last night in our rented apartment listening to Aretha Franklin, with a glass of white wine whilst going over the past 5 years in Montreuil.
For the past 9 years I’ve lived with my boyfriend and having a room of my own has always been of the utmost importance to me (the scars of boarding school rearing their ugly head). It wasn’t a luxury afforded to us in our first Parisian apartment but we were on the doorstep of Chinatown so I consider that some sort of compensation.Read More
I came across an article in The Local this past week, where a bilingual British / French person took a few quirks from each culture to assess whether they embraced said quirk or not. After 9 years of life in France, I decided to write my own answers because it was the opportunity to something fun basically. Here goes...
1 - Not being able to go without a cup of tea. Ever.
I'm going to assume that the author of the original piece was referring to a builder's brew in which case... I'm OK if I don't have one of those on a regular basis. Give me a flat white (oat milk) or an infusion over a builder's brew every time. It's only when I go back to the U.K. that I find myself desperate for a cup of Earl Grey - weird right?
France - 1 Britain - 0Read More
Last summer we saw the gender pay gap in Hollywood laid bare. Out of 30 actors on the highest paid list only 10 were women and they don't even make an appearance until halfway down...And yes, much like male footballers, isn't everyone in Hollywood overpaid for the job that they do? But if the gender pay gap exists at this level what chance do women in other sectors have? Changing things at the top, where there's significant influence and power, can only allow for change to happen for the rest of us.Read More
Have you heard of the French actor, Béatrice Dalle? I discovered her - as a French student at university - in the Claire Denis film “Trouble Every Day”, which gave me nightmares. Thanks to Twitter, I came across a Guardian interview with her yesterday and it is full of magnificent soundbites…Read More