Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

Reflecting on 2016: Did I Blossom?

It seems like only five minutes ago that I was creating my Stellar story and publishing my post about why I had chosen ‘Blossom’ as my word for 2016. I had procrastinated about writing this post. I wasn’t sure if I could be bothered: I wanted to look towards the future, to leave the sorrows […] Read more…

A Fresh Direction

You may or may not have noticed that my posts here have become less and less frequent. I am so proud of what I have achieved, and continue to achieve through this blog and through Hugo’s Legacy. For all that, though, I have to be honest with myself and admit that campaigning and activism is […] Read more…

Be A Stormtrooper

Create change! Make a difference! Be a radical! Be a stormtrooper! Yes, you read that correctly. No, not a Jedi. A stormtrooper. Yes, that feels counterintuitive, but hear me out: if you have seen Star Wars The Force Awakens, you will remember Finn. We are introduced to Finn as FN-2187, but during a massacre on […] Read more…

Reflections on Baby Loss Awareness Week

Today marks the final day of the 2016 Baby Loss Awareness Week. It has been an emotionally gruelling, yet very positive week. The pinnacle of the week for me was the invitation to reception of the the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, as the guest of Bliss Chief Executive Caroline Davey. The Group’s […] Read more…

Why Baby Loss Awareness Week Matters

Today marks the start of the 2016 baby loss awareness week. With awareness events for pretty much everything these days, it is easy to get a bit of ‘awareness fatigue’, and you might wonder why it is needed. This video that I posted on Facebook Live this morning explains why baby loss awareness week is […] Read more…

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