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The Missing List – three years on

“…a powerful and riveting memoir. The Missing List is an important, essential text in the context of the #MeToo movement; it is also an essential text for women’s studies courses. As Best demonstrates, sharing these stories is the first step towards paving a way forward.” My memoir The Missing List was published and launched in… Continue reading The Missing List – three years on

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2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 1 of 2.

Egyptian pharaohs had aprons encrusted with jewels. Cretan fertility goddesses apparently wore aprons below bare breasts (see image below right). Masons still wear aprons – so do gardeners, cooks, barbers, shoemakers, medical workers. Down the centuries, and in all cultures, aprons have afforded protection, and they have been symbolic of work and status.  As a… Continue reading 2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 1 of 2.