It scares me not to work. I had plenty of free time in the last year and it did not go well. I said to myself: “I’ll never work again.” I know… I have to learn to enjoy life and leisure. I’d like to go to university at some point too, but not now. I’ve always wanted to study art history… or something more technical - director of photography. I’d like to direct a film one day, but not a movie to show in public… I’d watch it alone with cats and popcorn.
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
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