Introduction

Sometimes, when something really gets to you because of its inherent unfairness and solid foundations in utter bollocks, you need to speak out. This episode is one of those times. In a departure from the usual format, this week we share the story of a small girl who wanted to be on the school council. Unlike the boys in the class, the girls had to undergo a separate, extra selection level, because they were not boys.

I share the full story of how this went down, as I believe that if we have a platform, and we have something to say, we should say it, particularly in current times, where it is a struggle to have women’s voices heard.

Knitting stereotyping and inclusion also make this conversation, as well as the Slight Edge principle of doing the things that are really easy to do, and really easy not to do, every day, to make things better and effect the change we want to see in the world.

Music from this episode is ‘I Need a Drink’ by Adam and the Walter Boys, available via iTunes.