As I write this in 2022, we’re still a long, long way from achieving gender equality. Despite several undeniable steps in the right direction, we’re still fighting against old attitudes, beliefs and systems which seem embedded in society. I’m reminded of the women who have gone before us and the contributions they made that we benefit from today. One such woman is Millicent Fawcett.
We live in an age dominated by the search and maintenance of physical beauty - no matter what age we are. Women in particular are placed under often intense scrutiny for how we look – are we too old? Too thin? Too fat? Too sexy? Is this what we want not only for ourselves, but for our daughters, who are growing up with an increasingly warped view of what matters and an impression of the ageing process as something to be avoided rather than embraced, and celebrated?