Voices

Motherhood: A letter to my girl

Motherhood hasn’t come naturally to Daisy Leverington. Five years in and she remains wide-eyed, terrified and in awe of the little person she’s responsible for. This week, she’s more terrified than ever.

Grey Pride

In her monthly column on ageing, Judith Holder’s after a tech buddy. Answers on a tweet (which she won’t receive).

Am I complicit?

Jojo Sutherland saw I, Daniel Blake because her friend was in it. But it's left her with questions about her role in this mess we're in.

Why I ❤️ Michelle Obama

Strong and seriously smart, the current first lady has spent the last eight years making an impact on America and the world with honesty, humour and kindness. Ashley Davies won’t half miss her.

Can you dig it? No I can’t

Jess Macdonald was on the verge of studying archaeology A-level. She’s not impressed by AQA’s plans to drop its more niche subjects.

Why I bloody ❤️ 👻 Halloween

Think Halloween is just some Americanised tosh? Think again. Rachel Fairburn is a massive fan of celebrating life by celebrating what might lurk after it.

Unwrapping the sari

Rani Moorthy’s one-woman play Whose Sari Now? examines the role the sari plays in the lives of generations of women. Here, she reveals her own complicated relationship with the garment.

Why you should give a shit about… Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Rock 'n' roll is the preserve of white men, right? Er no, says Sophie Scott.

Being a Strictly widow

Autumn time in Susie Verrill’s house usually involves a lot of relaxing, winding down and NO TRAINING. And then her Olympic medallist boyfriend went and signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. She reports back from the fake-tanned frontline.

“I’m not breastfeeding cats”

Don’t be misled by her sitcom character; Miranda Hart is single and absolutely fine with it.