Shushed

I went to hear Selena Godden and Hannah Jane Walker in the Women Take The Fitz event at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Selena read a poem where she refused to be shushed. I am inspired. I refuse to be shushed. This is what I want to say. First what we all need to…

Brett Kavanaugh

I went on a date with Brett Kavanaugh in 1998. I was working for Robert Bennett at Skadden representing Bill Clinton. Kavanaugh was working for Ken Starr. The people who set us up imagined a sort of Romeo and Juliet situation, and it was, except for the fact that we did not love each other…

Recovering Misogynist

I am thrilled to announce a new project hurtling swiftly toward me. The Junction Theatre in Cambridge has offered a residency to me and the poet Hannah Walker… and we have been awarded a grant funding the residency by the Arts Council today! In an ancient French story, a young woman is married to a wealthy…

Happy New Year

This new year is going great so far. I deleted Facebook from my phone. I am sick to death of the whole damned narrative we are trapped in and I have to exit and look for a new one. We are so tribal and scripted now. We feel so constrained and powerless in our actions.…

Assault

Having concluded in my last post that I was, in the words of Lucy Prebbles, less of a feminist and more of a recovering misogynist, I am having some very odd days of #MeToo. For me this is groundbreaking. I think other people might feel that way too. We are all moving forward, we are…