The Mule

Milli Hill
Vigorous hybrid of feminist motherhood from bestselling author Milli Hill
Created 29 Jul 2020
  • Loose women and dinosaurs
    01 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Never did I think I would see a week when cervix would be trending on twitter, but here we are. I’ve written about Keir Starmer’s comment that ‘only women have a cervix’ is something that ‘should not ...
  • Woman: the sex that dare not speak its name.
    25 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 16 4
    Everyone is shocked by two very public erasures of women in the past couple of days. In the first, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wanted to celebrate the anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’...
  • "Birthing people's physiology"
    01 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 11
    A few weeks back on the Positive Birth Movement instagram I shared a video that illustrated a typical sterile, highly technologised birth room, followed by a nice little montage of some more…well…do w...
  • "People with ovaries"
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Someone just tagged me today in this ‘reel’ on instagram entitled, “What do you mean people with ovaries…? That’s a dehumanising term for women.” dr.staci.t A post shared by @dr.staci.t In case you’re...
  • My Period is due a week tomorrow!
    11 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Just a quick one to let you all know that My Period is coming A WEEK TOMORROW! I’m sharing lots about it over on my Instagram:, come on over. You can pre-order a copy from...
  • What is obstetric violence?
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Back in November 2020 I was most certainly experiencing some pretty cloudy skies, but, as it turns out, sunlight really IS the best disinfectant. By dragging my story - even the parts of it that made ...
  • No longer silenced
    18 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 8 2
    Well it’s been quite the week. As you probably all know, a week ago I decided to talk about how I’d been bullied and attacked by members of the so-called ‘birth world’ for expressing the view that ‘ob...
  • Why women want a culture change in maternity care
    27 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Yes, I know, it’s been ages since I last did a substack! Let’s just move on as if nobody noticed shall we?! You didn’t notice? Oh, I’m not sure how to take that…;-) This week I answered some questions...
  • Book announcement etc!
    29 Jan 2021 • 1 min read • 4 3
    Well this newsletter was supposed to be a creative project, a place for me to expand my writing horizons, but it feels like nobody’s horizons are expanding right now, and if anything, they are shrinki...
  • Vaginal Exams and Best Laid Plans
    20 Nov 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    So this newsletter was supposed to be: Weekly Creative Not always about birth. Hmm. I think I’m failing on all fronts, but it’s been that kind of week if I’m honest! Last week I felt like I was really...
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