I am Hannah Mudge. We Mixed Our Drinks is my blog.
I started blogging because I missed writing. Once upon a time, for a fairly short period, I was a journalist. I trained to be a newspaper reporter - and I enjoyed being a newspaper reporter. Briefly, I also worked with magazines and the tabloids, which I can safely say I didn't enjoy. I started writing again, at the end of 2008, because I wanted to write about the things I'm interested in, to keep my writing in the public sphere and to engage more with the bloggers whose work I'd been reading for a while.
Posts here usually involve one of four topics; if you're really lucky I might combine two or more in one post. I write about feminism, politics, the media and Christianity, with the odd post about something else completely unrelated thrown in.
I live and work in Cambridgeshire, as the Communications Officer at an international development organisation. My politics are left-wing, I happily call myself a feminist and am also an evangelical Christian (n.b. evangelicalism is not the same as fundamentalism, fact fans). Building a bridge between feminism and Christianity is important to me; people from both camps often view the other with suspicion although I firmly believe that the two are compatible. I am passionate about gender equality in the church. My views are my own and not officially representative of my workplace or my place of worship.
Outside of blogging and work I spend time running and working out, enjoying the great outdoors, travelling when I can afford it, reading, learning, watching films and hanging out with my husband. Running has taken a back seat at the moment as I gave birth to my first child, Sebastian, in May 2012. The demands of having a baby mean I'm on a semi-hiatus at present.
Things I have written can also be found at Liberal Conspiracy, Pickled Politics, The F Word, the Sophia Network blog, xoJane UK, and The Huffington Post. I am the news editor at BitchBuzz and in partnership with ActionAid we are a part of the ongoing Bollocks to Inequality initiative. I'm also a curator for the Threads blog and a member of the Christian Feminist Network collective.
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