Confessions of a reforming cookie-seeker…

When it comes to race issues, I saw myself as ‘up there’ with the most progressive white people. I come from a working-class London background, so growing up, my neighbourhood and schools were racially mixed, as was (to a lesser extent) my family. The London of my youth was hugely…

A forgotten personality code that actually makes sense

I keep meeting people I’m convinced are extraverts, but who claim they’re introverts.

It tends to be in settings like yoga retreats or personal development workshops with a spiritual edge. In other words, settings where being quiet and introspective is encouraged.

The practices associated with these settings, such as yoga…

Catherine Ziva

Paid/unpaid pursuits include writing, education, slow running, music snobbery and hiding behind my keyboard. / @cath_writer

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