Today I read that Keira Knightley has banned her 3 year old daughter from watching certain Disney films. And I have to agree with her. Before I had my daughter, now 5 1/2, I didn’t really give much thought to the messages within a Disney movie, or a fairytale story book. I’d been raised on… Continue reading Why I agree with Keira Knightley about Disney Movies.
In December 2017 we hosted a panel event called Raising Humans. We talked to two guest speakers (from Let Toys Be Toys and These Two Dudes) about why they believe gender equality is important for our children and why it starts when kids are young. It was a really great morning of fascinating information and… Continue reading Raising Humans Over Supper – Event
UK organisations with 250 or more employees, have until midnight on Wednesday 4th April, to met their legal requirement to report their gender pay gap data. Of those who have already published their findings, 78% pay men more than they pay women. The Pay Gap is not the same as as equal pay: since the… Continue reading The Gender Pay Gap – why does it matter?
We can’t tell you how excited we are that She’s Not Good for a Girl, She’s Just Good! has been turned into an activity book! You can now create your very own version of the award winning book! As well as colouring in the story of Florence and Frank, there are lots of questions to think about and answer… Continue reading Have you heard the news?
March 8th is International Women’s Day 2018. 5 years ago it was also my due date, but our daughter surprised everyone and arrived early on the 7th (in stark contrast to her mum who is late for pretty much everything!). The Day celebrates the achievements of women: social; cultural; political; economic, and is also a… Continue reading International Women’s Day
I love to write, but drawing? Nope, that I can not do! How I wish I could draw, or paint or sketch…. I’m a words person, and this book needed a pictures person! Enter stage left: Jacquie Hughes SH: Jacquie where does your inspiration come from? JH: Inspiration can come from so many places. I… Continue reading Meet the Illustrator: Jacquie Hughes
When you opt for a career change, sometimes you go on a course or retrain. But when one day you decide to take a rhyming story you’ve written, and self publish, all of a sudden you find yourself wearing many hats. For the last month or so, Jacquie has been working away at the illustrations,… Continue reading The only true failure can come if you quit.