The queer mafia’s existence and the help it provides

Hollywood rumours and conspiracies have always been a thing, but some have been more imagined than others. Take for example, ‘the velvet mafia’. During the mid-20th century this term described a network of LGB conspirators who apparently controlled Hollywood. Dare to get in their way and your career was over, or so they said. Yet […]


It is high time I stopped apologising for your willy-waving

After a meeting in which she was consistently ignored by (male) client representatives, a close friend and colleague of mine was told by a senior, female colleague: “Don’t worry, they’re just doing a bit of willy-waving, once you start to look older you’ll learn to just wave your willy right back.” I assumed that this […]