I go running in the countryside in a jumper that says MOTHER across the chest. And I feel awkward about it. Perhaps it’s because motherhood is so ingrained in my life and looks and body and identity that I needn’t brandish it across my chest, too. But I wear it, because it’s grey and I … Read more


I wasn’t one of those kids that wanted a horse. I grew up in London, people didn’t have horses. There was this one girl, though. Maxine. She lived round the corner. And I’m not sure if she actually owned a horse, but she definitely loved them. I think she went horse-riding quite often. She had … Read more

Why I shouldn’t have deleted my first ever blog

In 2008, I finished uni, returned to London to live with my parents in their new house and started a blog. It was called ‘Annie Loves’ and it was about … things I loved. I told stories, wrote about feminist issues, music, books I was reading, films I was watching. There were lots of film … Read more