The angry feminist, vacuous model, bitchy boss, desperate housewife, smug mother, home birth zealot, evil stepmother and gold digger all have one thing in common – they are stereotypes. Let’s cast aside the labels that divide us. We are women, we are people and we don’t belong in boxes.

On Nov 1st I will be speaking at Inside & Out, a Women Say Something event, to talk about stereotypes and image. Other panellists include Beccy Cole, Stella Delight, Rachael Oakes-Ash, Naomi Palmer, Monique Schafter and Leah Weber.

What stereotypes have you been branded with? What does ‘image’ mean to you?

im·age [im-ij] noun

1. a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
2. a mental representation; idea; conception.
3. form; appearance; semblance