Womens Empowerment

We Have Arrived

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It's a very interesting time here in Abu Dhabi as we break down the leg. The important thing to remember is that this is all a time for the benefit of the team and the race as a whole. So, watch out, Team SCA is coming back on 3 January with a fighting vengeance as we navigate our way through tricky seas to Sanya, China!

Sticking Together

Corinna Halloran | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If you've watched any of the Volvo Ocean Race video content (you can find a bunch of ours on the Team SCA website), you'd most likely gather that out here it's 100% carnage 100% of the time. However, this can be a bit deceptive as generally, especially in the last few days, for us it's been far from carnage.

Life at an Angle

Corinna Halloran | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Life on board is finally beginning to look "normal" again. For the last four days (although it feels like more!) we've been living a flat life. Cooking, changing, sleeping, and eating were all incredibly easy. Yes, it's been excruciatingly hot so life hasn't been that easy, but you are easily spoiled by flat water, no wind conditions.

Boiling Point

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite the sunshine and no wind, it's pretty 'extreme' out here as you attempt to stay healthy in these extreme conditions. Nonetheless, it is vital to stay at 100% as you need your body to be a machine to help get the boat through.

Three Ways to Plan an Empowering Birth

Natasha Batsford | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

A few weekends ago I was having coffee with a friend. We have a lot in common, not least of which is that we are both caesarean section mamas grieving the loss of the birth we deserved. "I'm thinking about siblings" she said, "do you think it's worth trying for a VBAC?" It was a simple question; but the weight of it hung between us, sodden with emotion.

Multiple Pathways to a Woman's Orgasm

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy C. Maupin MD

It was years ago that Dr. Komisaruk and Nurse PhD, Beverly Whipple, found the neurologic pathways by which women are able to orgasm. These discoveries gave women the "right" to talk about the different ways they could climax, and validate their experiences scientifically. How can it be that a "true" scientific study, such as the one cited by the London Daily Mail, could be so wrong?

Warning

Corinna Halloran | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Warning: life out here is not for the faint hearted. I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the last few days have been tough - really tough. I'm shocked I have kept my food down, but only with the help of medicine and choosing my editing time wisely--others have not been as lucky

Drop These Four Words and Set Yourself Free

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

When I got to my 30s, I grasped what were the most dangerous words that had been incorporated into my vocabulary.Realising that has set me free. Free from the invisible bondage that was limiting me and preventing the inner light from shining through.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

'Women Fashion Power' Exhibition at Design Museum Does Not Always Get Balance Right

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Design Museum's new exhibition Women Fashion Power examines how female fashion has changed in line with emancipation and showcases examples of how powerful women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. But by including the word 'power' in their exhibition title, I can't help but feel the Museum has set itself up for a fall.

Sibling Rivalry

Corinna Halloran | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As Team SCA settle into life on land in Cape Town, and make the most of spending precious 'down time' with family and loved ones, one of the crew has discovered that there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to keep her fearlessly fighting off the competition!

How Getting Naked Really Did Make Me Feel Empowered

Sheila Hageman | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Over the years since I left the adult industry, I have hidden my body away. I covered up. I got more conservative as befits a mother, or so I thought. And I lost some of my sense of self. I lost some sense of myself as a beautiful, sexual woman. I lost connection to a certain part of myself.

Incredible!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If we had to sum Leg 1 up in a single word, it would be 'incredible'. In the 27 days between Alicante and Cape Town we really did see a bit of everything. There were good days and bad days; it was up and down, windy and light, sunny and raining. A true test of our abilities as a team, and an amazing way to begin this epic journey.

Seven Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Making changes that are tangible come from yourself. Ask yourself this: 'Am I on the right route to get to where I want to be or am I aimlessly wandering around, stuck because it's safe and familiar?' Do you have a strategy for your life? Do you know the rules of the game and have a map, a plan and a timeline?

Live Fearless

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After a very exciting end to the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA has finally docked in Cape Town for some much needed 'down time'.

The Age Race - Be Fabulous at Any Age

Tobi Olujinmi | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Olujinmi

The idea of getting older and entering a whole new decade can be daunting when the focus is on attempting to adhere to social standards determined by age. However, when we do away with the sets of lists and various expectations, which are age dependent, we are able to embrace where we are and look forward to where we are going.

Fat Isn't Funny - When Two Become One

Lynne Parker | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.

A Manifesto for Every Woman

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

I have carried our the same research with over 1200 participants and the answer is clear! reveals that success for women definitely includes the Third Matrix as much as career and financial success. Here's a few examples:

Looking to Achieve Certainty in Life? Embrace the Unknown Through Imaginative Meditation

Ceri Matthias | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Matthias

For me, breaking old mind patterns has led me to cut my office days, giving me the time to witness the seasons as they pass, to cook from scratch, to practice my Spanish, begin writing, and meet my boyfriend with whom I'm now buying a home.

Our Bubble

Corinna Halloran | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

13 days in and we're not half way yet?! Sure it's hard to wrap your head around--another 12-13 days.... 26 days in total. But see that's the best part, we all love it out here in our bubble. To race on Team SCA is what we've always wanted, it's what we've trained for, and it's what we're going to sail faster than the boys for!

When Did Feminism Become Weird?

Kat Lister | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Lister

I find Gwyneth Paltrow's goop website a bit weird or Donny Osmond's wig on last weeks Strictly Come Dancing, but feminism itself? If indeed there is something unnatural or unearthly about this so-called 'crossroads' we hashtag-feminists are tweeting at, is it right to finger-blame an entire movement? I'm not sure that it is, really.

We're Off!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Team SCA begins sailing around the world in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, a 39,750 nautical mile ocean race reaching 10 countries over the next nine months. On the boat we are sailing with 12 women, including one onboard reporter (that's me), but our sailing team is made up of 14 women - all incredibly strong and intelligent on the art of sailing offshore.

Race Day

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It has been so hectic here in Alicante, it seems like a moment ago that we arrived for the first time. For myself i'm really excited, it's an amazing story that I am about to tell and I can't wait to start telling it, we really are heading into a journey of the unknown and that's the most exciting part about it for all of us.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

It's Time

Corinna Halloran | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

We have recently arrived in Alicante and are finally gearing up for the biggest race of our lives - the Volvo Ocean Race. Covering approximately 39,000 nautical miles, the race will last for nine months across 10 legs from start to finish and Team SCA is the only all-woman crew competing.