Author Archives: J.J. Barnes

About J.J. Barnes

Author of The Lilly Prospero Series Writer and Podcaster at www.SirenStories.co.uk Blogger at Rose And Mum And More Contributor to The Huffington Post

Contact Me

I’d love to hear from you about anything, so please get in touch with me via any of these methods and I’ll respond to you as fast as I can… But bare with me. I’m mother to a rampaging toddler … Continue reading

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Body Shaming

I recently got a lot of abuse on Twitter for discussing the issue of body shaming, fat shaming,  skinny privilege, and feminism. I was called a fucking moron and stupid, and told I must be fat and ugly otherwise I … Continue reading

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Slag

Going out for a night out when you’re a parent is a rare treat. When you’re a parent in love with another parent, it’s an even more rare treat, because you have to have two happily babysat children, enough money … Continue reading

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Realising Vulnerability

Recently I went shopping at my local Tesco, a sleeping two year old in the buggy, and on the way home I was followed. At first I wasn’t sure. I was distracted by balancing the bags of shopping hanging fron … Continue reading

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Adult Time

When you’re in the company of children for the majority of the day, and your time away from them is rare stolen moments when they don’t follow you to the bathroom to watch you poop, by the time the evening … Continue reading

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Stop Selling Me My Body

As I stood in the shower shaving my legs, shaving my bikini line, shaving my armpits and washing the make up off my face, I had a realisation. All these things I do to my body, all the changes I … Continue reading

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I’m No Angel

The Victoria’s Secret Angels are images of “perfection”. They are supermodels. Effectively they are super human because no ordinary woman has a body like that. That’s fine because they aren’t employed because of their ordinary looks or ordinary bodies, they’re … Continue reading

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