Category Archives: Society

November 19

Is Your Love Big Enough? The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Photo Credit – Freedom House We at the Sisterwives have had the Syrian refugees on our hearts very much this week. The opinion war waging in our country has weighed on us and has prompted a number of us to speak out. In light of this, we decided to link those posts together here. We […]

November 02

Slow Down

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, GATHER ROUND, for it is my honour, delight, and PLEASURE to introduce to you *drumrolllllllllllll* MR JESTER – one of the Blogosphere’s very finest, most entertainingest wonders. He will dazzle you with words; he will finagle the corners of your imagination; he will leave you […]

July 09

In a world so quick to judge, just #BeReal

This is a first for SisterWives – not only are we on trend, but thanks to Hasty, we ARE the trend – yesterday, in response and outrage at the #DontJudgeMe tag (where people post ‘before and after’ pics of themselves in an Ugly Duckling transformation to show their (now) levels of beauty and acceptability), this […]

July 06

Learning to REBEL

Last week on Sisterwives, Beth knocked us all sideways with her courageous honesty and her battle cry in favour of a movement which is gaining momentum (especially online) at the moment – that all people (but most especially women, who seem to (for many and varied reasons) cop the worst of this body-image shit) accept […]

May 28

Getting you back to YOU

We’ve had a spate of posts lately where there has been discussion about the best way to go about life, or the best way to be. There has been huge encouragement both in the writing and in the Sisterwives community – our readers and supporters have demonstrated that ‘together we’re stronger’, and to observe the […]

March 19

Building from Bullying: Your Voice Matters (a #1000Speak post)

Since January, I’ve had an astonishing, whirlwind ride, and somehow ended up in the middle of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion movement. Our inaugural effort was FABULOUS and got SO many people talking, and writing, about compassion. We decided we wanted to do MORE than just the one-off event, and came up with a […]

March 13

IS THIS THING ON? Next week on The Sisterwives

    When I was reminded that it’s my turn to have charge of the Sisterwives blog next week, my eyes lit up with glee (eventually, once I realised the serendipity of the timing) because next week I’m going to be diving back into the world of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. March 20th marks […]

January 08

Seventeen Pounds

We Sisterwives do like a nice man every now and again. Especially if he’s buff handsome awesome (no…wait…he IS awesome!) the first man we ever allowed to post here, because even though he’s a first-class tosser at times, he has a (secret) heart of gold, and shoulders which are heavy laden with the weight of […]

December 16

In the darkest time of the year…

This hippie girl knows that we are in the darkest week of the year. The solstice arrived on December 21, just before Christmas. I think in all our souls we feel a tinge of it, in the frustration with shoppers, the dread of seeing family members next week, the exhaustion that brushes at the edges of […]

I Can’t Breathe

Prejudice – one of the most awful words our language still holds, and perhaps one of the most overlooked. It should cause *far* more offense than it does, but there is such a heritage which comes with it: racisim is not only inherited and passed on from generation to generation, but so too is the […]