Today’s guest post by Sarah Butler: ‘Where did you park?’ my friend asked me the other night. We were at an engagement party, catching up over a champagne. Both of us had driven there, not up for a big night due to early morning Saturday plans. ‘A fair way up just on a little side street,’ I told her. ‘You?’ ‘Same, a fair way up, just off to the right, I tried to get a park closer but there were no spots.’ She trailed off and I knew what she was about to say next. I knew because I was [...]
This week I got caught in the centre of a rather odd conversation with someone I had only just met. The conversation was about transsexuals and when these topics are brought up I am usually completely caught off guard. I can be opinionated when I write and with my closest friends but sometimes when I’m face to face with someone who is uncomfortable with anything opposing heterosexuality; I shut down. I don’t feel the need to fight for sexuality or to challenge people’s beliefs but after I walked away from this conversation I felt bereft as I had missed an opportunity [...]
Last week Tamsin wrote a highly inflammatory post about how to survive the Zombie apocalypse. In that post, full of human prejudice and spite, she describes how she and her husband practised their Zombie Evacuation Plans, even suggesting that “a machete will serve you well, especially if you know how to swing it.” Yes that’s right – she was advocating violence against innocent Zombies. Zombies are a hugely misunderstood population in our society. There are so many myths perpetuated by the human-biased media about how evil Zombies are and how they must be stopped. Well, it’s about time all this anti-Zombie bigotry stopped. To try and [...]
Lot’s of people on social media proudly proclaiming themselves feminists at the moment. That’s cool. Lots of people claiming to be reclaiming the word Feminist. That’s cool too, although I don’t know how you can really make a claim to a word. Lot’s of men announcing that they are feminists too… that’s less cool with me – I just don’t really understand or agree with it. Some people are also expecting men to label themselves as feminist to show their support… that isn’t cool with me. Don’t tell me how to label myself, and I won’t try and label you. I [...]
When you think of bisexuals what are the first things that come to your mind? Is it that promiscuous, attention whore that kissed some girl in front of a group of guys? Or is it Katy Perry’s infamous “I kissed a girl (and I liked it)”? Charlotte York from SATC once said “I’m very into labels; gay, straight, pick a side and stay there”. For one of the most sexually innovative shows of its generation that line shows the ignorance that seems to be embedded in our society. People don’t take you seriously. I should know. I came out to my family [...]
Here at KiKi & Tea we strongly believe in equality, it’s a cause we very passionately (and vocally) support. So when I saw this video, I was unable not to share. I was brought to tears watching this. I encourage you to watch it. Thank you to Michelle at Hummingbird’s Rest for bringing it to our attention. Image T.
The other day I came home and my husband was watching this video. It took only a few seconds for me to be completely sucked in to this man and what he had to say. It’s over 23 minutes long, but it’s worth your time. Have a look. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about injustice T.
I’d like to introduce you to Lee Ridley, known as “Lost Voice Guy”. Ridley is a stand-up comedian who has no voice. By his own description he lost it when he was very young and couldn’t find it anywhere, not even down the back of the couch. Ridley suffers Cerebral Palsy (he promises he’s not drunk no matter what you tell your children) and this is his debut stand-up comedy act using an iPad as his voice. If you enjoyed it, visit his site Lost Voice Guy for more information about his upcoming UK tour and to read his (frankly [...]