We love our writers!
We have lots of wonderful writers on the Mutton Club. Here are our regular contributors.
Alexandra Boyd‘s been in the film industry for over 30 years. She’s passionate about film and the roles women play in film – in front of and behind the camera. She spent ten years acting in Hollywood where her film credits include James Cameron’s Titanic, Mr Holland’s Opus and Luc Besson’s From Paris With Love. She returned to the UK, and after a stint on Coronation Street, become a screenwriter and film director. She recently shot her debut feature, Widow’s Walk, a supernatural thriller set in her native Suffolk. www.NewThirtyPictures.com On Twitter: @AlexActWrDir Check out Alexandra’s fabulous film reviews.
Dr Elizabeth Milovidov is an eSafety Consultant at European Schoolnet, a consortium of 30 Education Ministries. She provides support on the ENABLE project (European Network Against Bullying in Learning & Leisure Environments) and other projects protecting children online. She’s a lawyer and law professor, and regularly intervenes as an independent expert on Children’s Rights and the Internet for the Council of Europe. Check out www.digitalparentingcoach.com and her free newsletter. On Twitter: @DigiParentCoach See Elizabeth’s great advice on, digital safety tips for teens and a digital detox.
Enola Wright is a mother of three, step mum of two and step grandma to three. She writes about how a life changing rare illness affected her as she reached the very top of her career aspirations and how this has bought about a different kind of normal. She founded and runs the UK insulinoma support website. Read Enola’s hilarious thoughts on procrastination and experience.
Carla Stockton graduated in May 2016, at age 69, with an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She is also a mother of three, grandmother of two, writer, theatre director, filmmaker, teacher, and traveller. Too Much of Nothing, her first book recounting her experiences as an older woman re-entering the youth-dominated arena of higher education and publishing, is in process, as is her translation of King Gordogan, by Radovan Ivšič . Check out Carla’s very personal take on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie and her heartfelt writing on job search age discrimination.
Pam Kenworthy OBE qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and was awarded an OBE for services to Legal Aid in 2014. She worked at Thompsons the trade union practice specialising in personal injury and discrimination law and also taught and lectured in employment law at both Sheffield universities and Sheffield College. On returning to legal practice Pam became a partner in regional law firm Howells in 1994 and from 2007 headed up their publicly funded telephone advice services (Community Legal Advice). She now runs her own legal services consultancy. Read Pam’s thought-provoking impressions on the EU referendum and the midlife pay gap.
Laura Willoughby MBE is a former politician, business woman and inveterate campaigner. She was a councillor on Islington Council in London for 12 years and the Chief Executive of The Food Chain and Move Your Money UK. She set up Club Soda in 2014 to help people quit or cut down on their drinking. On Twitter: @ Read about Laura’s own alcohol journey and the impact of alcohol on the menopause.
Alana Kirk is a writer and journalist. She has traveled the world, working for charities and writing their stories. Her first non-fiction book, the bestselling Daughter, Mother, Me: a memoir of love, loss and dirty dishes will be released in paperback next January as The Sandwich Years. She still works for the non-profit sector as well as being a writer and raising her three girls. She is working on her second book. Her latest blog Grin&Tonic explores how this generation of women are redefining middle age. Check out Trumping Frumping and how she is saying Yes in 2017.
Avril Broadley is a graphic designer living and working in East London with her partner and Mini Schnauzer Ricci. She recently started a blog, GrownGals.com with the aim of sharing her midlife experiences with other like-minded women. Read about her 5 Day Detox Diary and see why her dog is so important to her.
Helen Calder felt called to work in the Christian sector after a management career in the glass and brewing industries, and spent a year studying theology at St John’s College Nottingham and focused on pastoral care of the dying and bereaved. In 1991 she became director of administration for All Souls Church, Langham Place. From 1999 to 2016 she worked at the Evangelical Alliance, since 2007 as executive director: finance and services. She has been a trustee of several Christian charities. She now has a portfolio career which includes mentoring and consultancy in the charity sector.
Rachel Lankester is the founder and editor of the Mutton Club. She has a background in corporate communications and sustainability, and has found her passion helping women feel good about life at any stage and particularly midlife. She loves yoga, singing, travel and anything to do with China. On Twitter: @ (but mostly @) Read Rachel’s thoughts on Cuba and her review of Ai Weiwei’s controversial work.