I know this story inside out. But it still made me cry

I know this story inside out. But it still made me cry

Blinking fast, I’m trying to avoid Rosie noticing, even though she’s one of my best friends. So high up in the darkened theatre, I’m pretending I’m not actually wiping tears away. I know Hamlet, inside out. I studied it at school and university, I’ve seen...
The doorstep technique that will kill your creative sales

The doorstep technique that will kill your creative sales

The doorbell rings, and since I’m frantically preparing supper for ravenous kids, I fling the oven gloves somewhere unsuitable, yell ‘don’t touch the pan’, and race down the hall to the front door. Outside there’s a man. Cap on head, casual jacket, jeans, holding a...
If you’re invisible, you can’t be noticed

If you’re invisible, you can’t be noticed

What do you say when you’re invited to speak at an event, appear on a podcast or be interviewed live somewhere? An immediate ‘yes!’, a pause for thought, or a straight ‘no way!’? Making yourself visible in public can be an alarming idea...
We love it. Can we replace you with a man?

We love it. Can we replace you with a man?

The board of TV execs seemed so positive. ‘Your presentation was the best one of the last round!’ they said. The film director Elena Rossini had been called back to pitch her documentary on the globalisation of beauty to the most senior figures in the network. She was...

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