On Trump and the US Election by an American in America

On Trump and the US Election by an American in America

I asked Rachel, who blogs at Challa and Haggis, and happens to be an American who lives in America, what her thoughts were on Trump winning the election next week. Here’s her response. Because I spent my junior year of college abroad, attending the University of Bristol, I know what it’s like to “represent” an entire country’s way of thinking. Although Bristol is in no way a backwater, country town, and other Americans attended the university, I still found that those around me—friends, fellow students, professors, shop owners—were still very much interested in getting the opinion of an American on …

I Will Not Apologise for Being a Strong Woman

I Will Not Apologise for Being a Strong Woman

My name is Reneé, and I’m a strong woman. Hope that doesn’t cause you offence. No? Oh good. Let me start by saying that I’m UK based, which means I’m not hugely entitled to an opinion on Stateside politics apparently. The third presidential debate has stirred something up inside of me though, because one thing has become pretty damn obvious recently. Huge amounts of people do not like strong women I, like a lot of other strong women out there I imagine, am not strong out of choice, I’m strong through circumstance. I’m a survivor of so much sh**, that it must seem …