A graduate in law and a qualified barrister, I spent many years working in Europe and elsewhere on large construction disputes.
I finally settled in London and now split my time between there and France. Until recently, one of my major passions was travelling, and often took myself for extended trips to far flung places.
An admirer of the less than obvious, I managed Peru without Machu Picchu, Ecuador without the Galapagos and Cambodia without Angkor Wat. This says something about me but I’m not sure what.
In common with many women who have had children, my life has been turned upside down. I look after my children full-time and, as a result, now exist at the sharp end of feminist politics – because nothing sharpens your feminism like having kids.
In addition to a general interest in feminism, I have a particular interest in the intersection of feminism and motherhood and the effects of patriarchy on my children. My main long-term project is teaching my children to resist those effects and turn them into cunning little critical thinkers.
My other passions are writing fiction, critical debate (otherwise known as arguing), books of all shapes and sizes, fiction or non, and neuroscience. I’m a bit of a science geek in general. I’m also developing a late interest in the minutiae of domestic politics, thanks to the horror that is the current government.
I still hope to change the world but can’t let go of the wish that it could mainly be done whilst lying in bed.