Dear Employer – feeling scared of telling the truth!

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This Friday 13th April we come together to write to our previous (or perhaps current) bosses explaining how it really is to be a woman and mother in the workplace in a brand new campaign with Pregnant then Screwed – Dear Employer.  Last year I wrote to my previous employer and it was an exceptionally cathartic process. There had been so … Read More

Freelancers face the gender pay gap too, so what can we do about it?

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According to the Procopywriters survey 2017 the gender pay gap for copywriters sits at 29%. Woah, that’s bigger than the gap currently given for employed workers. But freelancers get to set their own rates so what is going on? Last week I attended an event to discuss the gender pay gap amongst freelancers and wanted to share some of the … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More