Voices

Chancing in the Streets

Liz Bower explains how no amount of zombie films or Choose Your Own Adventure books prepared her for when she was mugged.

Grief Talkin’

Death is a subject we rarely talk about – perhaps because we don’t really know what to say. Cariad Lloyd shares her ways of talking to people who are grieving.

Ban Feminist?

For a short time, the word “Feminist” was winning a poll run by TIME Magazine of words which should be banned. The magazine has since issued an apology. Of sorts. Dotty Winters wonders how important the word is anyway.

You’re Not Neurotic. You’re British

Comedian Joanne Lau knows good manners are the backbone of British society. She also knows it’s impossible to go through life without offending people. That won’t stop her trying.

Hey! Comedian! Leave Them Kids Alone

Celebrity comics are taking over children’s literature. Hmm, says comedian and children’s author Catie Wilkins.

The Meaning of The Stig

In the first of a new series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry muses on the meaning of things. First up: Top Gear and its mystery man in white flameproofs

How the West Was Spun

As a new production of musical Calamity Jane tours the country, Hannah Dunleavy tells how after she discovered the harsh truth of the life of her childhood hero, she admired her even more.

Why Does She Stay?

When it comes to domestic abuse, says Kayleigh Llewellyn, we’re asking the wrong questions.

Bryony Kimmings is positively furious

Sick of things getting stuck in her craw, Bryony Kimmings has decided to take positive action about stuff that makes her blood boil. Here she questions the ‘brave silence’ around cancer.

War on War on Cancer

Jenni Murray doesn’t have breast cancer anymore, but she would never say she had “beaten” it. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, the journalist and broadcaster is calling for us to take the boxing gloves off when it comes to cancer talk.