‘Vagina is not a rude word’: Raising the Skirt in the news

Raising the Skirt: the Unsung Power of the Vagina is in the national press. Check out my interview with Guardian journalist Alison Flood at An extract from the article is published here. Twenty years ago, Catherine Blackledge’s history of the vagina The Story of V broke boundaries. As it is reissued, she talks about […]


Being born with a vagina does not mean you are worth less

This International Women’s Day 2020, I’m thrilled to announce my book celebrating the power and beauty of the vagina and ‘raising the skirt’ stories – Raising the Skirt: the Unsung Power of the Vagina – is now available for a new generation of women. Here’s why being born with a vagina does not mean you […]


Raise the Skirt: Reclaim Your Power

Raising the skirt to display your vagina is a universal gesture of female power and pride used individually and collectively for millennia by women to protect their home, family, sisters, community or way of life, and it’s making a comeback. That’s why I didn’t hesitate when choosing a new title for the 2020 edition of […]


Raising the Skirt UK launch date

Raising the Skirt: the Unsung Power of the Vagina will be launched in the UK on 20 February 2020. I am so excited, proud and happy to see a new edition of my book available in the UK once more. It’s just over 20 years since I had the idea to write a book celebrating the […]

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John Pym will die in 8 days’ time

William Lilly considered the flask of urine held out to him. In the light from the lanthorn hanging above the entrance to the Corner House, the thin, swirling liquid gleamed golden-yellow; the face behind it was in shadow. It was early evening in London on the last day of November 1643 and the rising 41-year-old […]


Why the clitoris is crucial – for both women and men

I was thrilled to read reports last month that scientists are now convinced the female clitoris has a role to play in reproduction – as well as its long-acknowledged role in sexual pleasure. But while I was elated at the news that researchers had spotted clitoral arousal brings about a change in the position of […]