If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye.
Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about. Because I’m a woman with a cause, I have been called a feminazi witch, a murderer and threatened with rape. The internet attracts a classy crowd.
So, speaking the truth isn’t always easy but I believe it’s worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything.
By demanding to be heard, by dealing with our imposter syndrome, by being cheerleaders, doers not sayers, creating our own networks and by daring to believe that we can make a difference, we can. We’re women and we’re kick-ass. And that’s the truth.
Being Australian, I’m not overly familiar with British politicians, except for a few who make international headlines. So I hadn’t even heard Jess Phillips’ name until I listened to her speak with Emma Gannon on one of my favourite podcasts Ctrl Alt Delete. I felt inspired, empowered and ready for action. Of course, Everywoman was then something I had to read. It took me a good six or seven months to even find a copy, but once I did I devoured it. Read More