Well, my twenties are well and truly set adrift on memory bliss. My name's Sam, I'm 32, and I fucking hate it. I wish I was in the happy camp, greeting each birthday with enthusiasm and a friendly hug, but I seem to be turning more and more hostile.
For many women, receiving the all clear is far from the end of their journey. There is the emotional and psychological impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have; many women experience physical side effects of treatment which may affect them long after their treatment has finished
If you happen to have had a daughter in your late 30s, the chances are pretty high that as she starts puberty, you may be starting the 'peri' menopause. This is scientifically probable.
It was when my periods went from heavy and achy to irregular, with post coital bleeding and pain, that I began to feel more anxious and consequently booked to see a gynaecologist. Shockingly, despite all these symptoms, I was not offered a cervical smear on the NHS.
Women who fall victim to domestic violence suffer in silence as they slowly loose control over all aspects of their life, but for many a secret stash of cash can provide a route for escape and a fresh start; that's where the f*ck off fund, less angrily known as the freedom fund, comes in.
Problems are only taken seriously when they too affect men, like in the case of the elections. The streets were filled with violence because men were unhappy with their rights not being respected. It's about time that around the world too take to the streets too to demand that their rights be respected.
Research from industry body CompTIA, of which I am on the UK Executive Council and the Board of Directors, suggests that girls are discouraged from a very young age. Based on a survey and focus groups of girls between the ages of 10 and 17, we found there are some critical factors that discourage girls from considering careers in tech:
Yes, in my head, suffragettes were cheering and I was eager to spread the word, so shared the article on social media. Within an hour, it had created quite a discussion on LinkedIn (or Linky Dinky as my mother insists on calling it). The reason? It was the Daily Mail's fault.
I've lived all over the UK but South Wales is where my heart is.I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, I love going to the rugby, scoffing Welsh cakes and going out with mates. Cardiff is a vibrant city, we Welsh are some of the funniest, kindest people I have met and I am proud to say I am Welsh and call Cardiff my home.
Perhaps I should explain: in the fashion industry Early Adopters are the tiny minority of women - or occasionally men - who are the first to get in to a fashion trend. The acronym EAT is my own invention. I also considered FEAT (Fashion Early Adopter of Trends) but discarded that as sounding too anatomical.
I might be wrong here, but it is not Theresa May's job to act as a parent to the country. It is her job to run the country. I find myself wondering if Jamie Oliver is perhaps a little sexist. Would he have said the same thing to David Cameron? I doubt it
Hey, fellas! I'm gonna mansplain something to y'all today. I'm gonna mansplain a) what feminism is and b) why it's good for you, me, and all the other dudes. Let's begin simply. Let me tell you what feminism is not
Unfortunately dating has a dark side and so does looking for somewhere to live, especially when you're a young woman on your own. Moving in with complete strangers is unlikely to be anyone's first choice but often poor timing, a lack of money or just plain bad luck means renting a room in a shared house or flat is the only option.
But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'
The reality is that women still worry about having a family for fear of losing their career, and employers worry about allocating resources to an individual whose career plans are in flux and subject to change. However, the rewards for taking a chance on these women are absolutely monumental.
This week the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison published a new report. It found that a chronic shortage of safe and stable housing for women leaving prison is leading to more crime, more victims and greater use of unnecessary and expensive imprisonment. Six in ten women leaving prison may not have a home to go to on release, and recent prison inspectorate reports suggest that the situation may be getting worse. Vulnerable women, desperate to secure a safe place to stay, are being deemed intentionally homeless and not in priority need. For some, getting sent back to prison seems like the only solution.