Climate Change and Individual Action

The IPCC report last year stated that we need to cut carbon emissions in half in the next 12 years to have any chance of keeping under 1.5 degrees of warming. We’re at about 1.1 degrees of warming now and there is currently a record heatwave in Australia with temperatures nearing 50 degrees. There areContinue reading “Climate Change and Individual Action”

House people

I’ve read quite a few books about work whilst I have been technically unemployed over the past five years,  but none of them get so entirely to the heart of the matter as to why we make the distinction between work and play in the first place by allowing women control of the home andContinue reading “House people”

Should we have a second child?

Our first child was the result of an accidental pregnancy 6 months into knowing each other, so the deliberation phase went: ‘OHHHHHHHmygodthisisallgoingfasterthanithoughitwouldbutweloveeachothersoyesletsdothis’. She arrived 3 weeks early and it felt like she wanted to be born, that she had to be part of our lives. She’s a hilarious weirdo with a penchant for stripping andContinue reading “Should we have a second child?”

One way to stop being a neoliberal employee

On paper I was practically a perfect neoliberal employee.Grew up around the world (I can live anywhere, I’m flexible and adaptable! I’m part of the international community!) speak fluent English and passable Mandarin, highly educated with a  Masters degree from Imperial College London in a numerical subject (I can problem solve rationally! I have aContinue reading “One way to stop being a neoliberal employee”