Author: Lucy Rycroft-Smith

Gender Neutral Uniforms and Grass Skirts

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the first week in September, the press are obliged to write outraged articles about school uniform. You may have seen some interest in the past week or so in the story that a school has introduced gender-neutral uniform for their Year 7 cohort–and …

Book Review: ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman

It’s mid-morning. The air is warm. I’m wearing a sports bra, cotton shorts, a loose tank top, headphones. I’m running uphill, gentle and slow, the wind in my face, music keeping my rhythm measured. I see a man, mid-twenties, posting leaflets. He catches my eye, notes my lipstick, lingers. I …