Inspirational teens who understand gender inequality

Young women are scared of feminism, we’re told, and the figwow-collageht for equality is stuttering.

Not so, say these young women, working on the Mothers Then and Now project which focussed on the social history of women from 1900 to the present day, using personal testimony and archived material.

The project was intended to encourage young women to examine the change in the role of women in society across cultures and generations, and for Mariah Ifill and her friends, it’s a chance to see how far women have come.

The teen told me simply: “I understand feminism completely. In today’s society, woman are simply not viewed as equal to men in some cases.”

Read the piece at WalesOnline here.

Caitlin Moran offers wisdom, wit and woman’s intuition in a kick-ass style

Caitlin Moran is one of the strongest female role models we could want for our young women.screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-15-57-19

An outspoken, intelligent and witty conversationalist, she is all about speaking her mind, making her point and, if all else fails, sticking two fingers up at authority.

She was one of my inspirations when I was 14, and it was a really fun job to interview her.

And, turns out, she’s still inspiring me more than 20 years on.

Read the interview on WalesOnline here.

Fukushima’s survivors tell their stories of surviving hell

When the former prime minister of Japan Naoto Kan visited Wales to deliver stark warnings over Britfukushimaain’s continued commitment to nuclear energy, it was with reference to Anglesey’s bitterly-disputed Wylfa nuclear power facility.

But working with CND Cymru’s Brian Jones, I found out that survivors of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 had been party to similar tales from their politicians as the Welsh – that it’s safe, clean and affordable.

These same survivors tell terrifying stories about their lives since the crisis – they are desolate, unable to return home – and they have noticed developmental issues with the children who were in the area.

Read my piece on WalesOnline here.