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The Chemo Induced Menopause #WorldMenopauseDay2019
Jo Lawrence
Womens Health
by Jo Lawrence @JoCLawrence On #WorldMenopauseDay let’s talk about chemo induced menopause. Yep, that’s right, the trial run you get when going through chemotherapy. As if my diagnosis wasn’t enough, being a 37 year old woman and a way off menopause and without children, I took the option to try to protect my ovaries through a treatment called Zoladex that suppressed my ovaries.
(My) Menopausal Madness. #WorldMenopauseDay2019
Bretta Townend-Jowitt
Womens Health
by Bretta Townend-Jowitt @Headspiration Madness part 1 – the need to clarify my reason for blogging. Earlier in my career I suffered from a lack of knowledge and understanding my employers had around fertility treatment, 14 years later I expected significant improvement, however, now at menopause age I’m discovering the same lack of knowledge and understanding of this topic too.
Menoss #WorldMenopauseDay2019
Jules Daulby
Womens Health
by  Jules Daulby  @JulesDaulby    Her tears, her fears. Fuck! Her anxiety. Nervous, jittery, lost her glitter edge. Discombobulated identity. Mind drawn backwards and forwards through a hedge.
#Collaboration and Partnership - 5th WomenEd Unconference
Vivienne Porritt
General Blogs
By Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt Our 5th Unconference this Saturday, 5th October is going to be special. We’re keeping our tradition of all of us meeting together at the beginning and end of the day and celebrating what our #community has achieved since last year. We do have some new elements to build our engagement across the community so look out for those. We will also share some exciting things we are doing to improve #communication.
First headship
Emma Grundy
by Emma Grundy @MsGundry I am at the end of week 3 of my first headship and it is both better and worse than I’d imagined.
Leadership for career changers
By Anonymous Going into teaching in my 30s, after seven years in Marketing and Sales wasn’t easy, but it has been fulfilling and has made me think very differently about what counts for experience and skill in the workplace.
When you have to walk away
10% Braver
By Anonymous Values are things that we generally take for granted.  We have our own moral compass and assume that others have the same.  Until something happens that makes us question either our own values or someone else’s.
New role, New school, New normal
General Blogs
By Anonymous   Biggest challenge? Going from a school knowing more or less everyone’s name, including most students (having been there forever) to feeling rude every other time you talk to someone. I feel like walking around with a badge saying, “Hi, I’m Mrs Taylor and you are? *sorryififorgot”
Collaboration in support of women educators and leaders
Vivienne Porritt
General Blogs
By Vivienne Porritt As a voluntary community, #WomenEd has always collaborated with partners to achieve greater impact than we can do alone.  We currently collaborate with @Tes_Institute, @WholeEducation, @educationgov.uk and with all organisations who give their venues to us at no charge.
Rambling, rantings and confessions of a new education freelancer
General Blogs
By Anonymous ‘It’s a big world outside the classroom,’ said a wise friend about six months ago. And, just like that (well, almost), I resigned and jumped off the cliff after around a quarter of a century in schools. I’ve documented quite openly the joys and the freedom and the opportunities to be able to shout about louder about the issues really affecting teachers – ridiculous levels of scrutiny, presenteeism, data over humans etc. Here, I am taking an opportunity to voice – anonymously, for obvious reasons – some of the more surprising, less paletable, more controversial and more personal stuff that’s been playing on my mind in its new and disconcerting freedom to actually think independent thoughts.

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