Author Archives: Ruth Rosselson

About Ruth Rosselson

I am a writer, researcher and consultant with over 14 years experience of writing about ethical and environmental issues. I specialise in writing copy for NGOs, charities, social enterprises and the co-operative movement.

Positive living with illness or disability

In October 2013, I will be running a course in Whalley Range, Manchester called “Positive Living with Long-term Illness or Disability”. The course is totally FREE and aimed at anyone living with long-term illness, pain or disability and will take … Continue reading

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Ruth’s film awards for 2012

I haven’t blogged in an age, and in a departure from my usual, more political, topics I’ve decided to do a summary of my favourite films from 2012. Summary (and gender audit) I saw 28 films in 2012. Only three … Continue reading

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Share the Road – Ruth’s Cycling Manifesto

There’s been a lot of publicity recently about how Manchester hopes to be the country’s “number one city for cycling” by 2017. Part of the strategy includes a cycle-hire scheme for the city (similar to the London one), and cycle-training. … Continue reading

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On being disabled

Last weekend I went to Wilderness festival. Camping, outdoor living, the damp, late nights and poor quality sleep is usually a recipe for an arthritis attack. Two years ago I had one of the worst attacks I’d ever had at … Continue reading

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Women at Womad 2011

Last year, after my return from the WOMAD festival, I did a gender audit to see what the percentage of female artists there were on the festival programme.  I found that female artists made up just 13% of the programme, … Continue reading

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Co-ops and choirs – what they have in common

If you believe the TV talent shows, then music, especially singing, is about ‘following your dream’, making it, and, above all, competing with other singers to be the best. Actually, I haven’t watched any of those shows for a while, … Continue reading

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Mary Portas tells Co-op Congress how it is

This weekend I went to my first Co-operative Congress, held at the start of Co-operatives Fortnight. One of the draws was a Friday night session with Mary Portas. Not having a TV, my knowledge of Portas is limited. I had … Continue reading

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