I am vastly privileged. OK, I am not wealthy or famous, but I have more than enough money to do the things I want to do, and time enough to do them in. I am surrounded by the love of my family and the support of my friends. I have nothing to fear.
On International Women's Day, I want to spare a thought for women who are living in poverty and fear, whose lives are torn apart by war, or made unbearable by domestic violence. There's little I can do to alleviate their suffering, or carry their burdens, but I can do this: be grateful for what I have, and do the little that I can to make the lives of others a bit more bearable.