Category Archives: Prejudice

Stereotypes

‘Never trust a Sicilian!’, says my Italian friend, ‘they all lie’…. I don’t really know any Sicilians personally, and my Italian friend is quite convincing when she speaks….so I am tempted to take her word for it, and go through the rest of my life in fear of befriending a Sicilian.   But something about this […]

Single Mom….Hate

Hi, my name is Janet. I am spelling impaired, have issues with my untamed hair, and I simply cannot sing.   How are you? My daughter and I recently spent a long weekend together in Edinburgh. It was fascinating to walk through such immense culture and centuries of history. Amongst all the many achievements of the great […]

Single mom against Bullying

Last night I had dinner with the most incredible woman. Her name’s Amanda, and in a very short period of time, Amanda managed to make a real difference. Over cocktails, she told me that after graduating university with a social work degree, she raised enough funds and begin a small centre for children, for children […]

A single mother’s view on single mothers

When I was pregnant, the simple act of walking down a familiar street was always a laugh.   People I knew would STOP to look at my growing belly, and spurt out the most ridiculous comments.  Words that I am sure they meant to keep inside their heads, rather the say out loud. •· “Janet, I […]