An open letter to Miss X

An open letter to Miss X

Dear Miss X, I hope you don’t mind this public letter… I completely understand your desire to remain anonymous, but I just listened to your radio interview with Miranda Devine and was so moved. The tears fell unbidden and a knot of righteous anger formed...
What is safe sex?

What is safe sex?

What is safe sex? Does it even exist? And if it doesn’t, how do we protect ourselves from the consequences? From a young age, and increasingly younger it seems, we are educated on safe sex. That is, we are taught about contraception – how it works and the...
“I’m pregnant!” 5 Responses to indelicate remarks.

“I’m pregnant!” 5 Responses to indelicate remarks.

You’ve got a baby on board, a bun in the oven, you’re in the family way, expecting. Woot! But how’s that going? If it was unexpected for you, chances are that when it comes to announcement time, you’ll be fielding some not-so-delicate remarks....
I have a Valentine’s Day question for you…

I have a Valentine’s Day question for you…

“I love you,” we say to our beloveds on this day – and hopefully every other day as well. When the long-stemmed roses, the heart-shaped chocolates, the gimmicky teddy bears and the Hallmark declarations are stripped from the sentiment of February 14,...
Down syndrome no barrier for model baby

Down syndrome no barrier for model baby

Proof right here that the world is beginning to acknowledge that life with Down syndrome is not a burden or something to cringe at – but that it is a thing of joy and delight! See this cute-as-a-button little dude? He has just landed himself a gig modelling for...
Peas in a luxurious pod.

Peas in a luxurious pod.

I was shelling broad beans. My lovely neighbour had handed them to me a few short hours before in a brown paper bag, the first of her crop. I love broad beans and I think part of the love is in the handling. Standing at the bench snapping open their leathery skins to...
Nicks immortalises her aborted baby in hit song

Nicks immortalises her aborted baby in hit song

American songstress Stevie Nicks has admitted to an abortion after falling pregnant to Eagles’ frontman Don Henley in the mid-1970s. The child, who would have been named Sara had she been a girl, is immortalised in the 1979 hit of the same name. “I believe, to...

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