Hello, dear readers.
I try not to talk about my personal life too much on this blog, because I know that people aren't really interested in the ins and outs of my life. Twitter is, of course, a different story.
If you follow me on Twitter, you might be aware that my professional life is somewhat of a shambles, and I've had a pretty shit time of it since I graduated last year. I wrote about the difficulties of trying to get into law here a few months ago, and since then it's not gone much better. I left my job as a barmaid a couple of weeks ago to start a job at a legal publishers, and was then promptly fired without reason two days into my contract.
So, now I join the ever-growing ranks of the unemployed. Cheers for that, Shinyface*. To cut a long story short, I can't claim Housing Benefit for the place where I'm living now, so I have to move. I've been offered a great place in Bristol, which is somewhere I really want to go, as it's full of brilliant feminist projects such as this.
Now, the problem is, because I haven't quite succeeded in smashing capitalism yet (much to my chagrin), this is going to cost money for deposits and things like that, which is something I don't have a lot of at the moment. So I've stuck a 'donate' button at the side of the blog, and just ask that if you enjoy the blog, or my tweets, you consider chucking in a couple of quid to help me get my new life sorted out, and I'd be eternally grateful. On the plus side, unemployment means there'll be a lot more time for this blog to be updated and I will hopefully be able to work on improving my writing!
P.S. Before you start looking at me like that, just remember - it worked for Liz Jones...
(*Yes, I am blaming the Tories for this, because as far as I'm concerned, everything is their bloody fault)