New profile picture: grey places and the art of Siku

Grey woman with the staff of Aaron, art by Siku
Extract from artwork created by Siku, @theartofsiku

If you’ve spent time on Facebook or other social media, you’ve probably seen one of those alerts telling you that a friend has changed their profile picture. You may also have noticed that some friends never seem to change their picture – and others seem to change it every week.

For myself, I’m someone who prefers to choose a picture and stick with it. But a few days ago I updated my Twitter profile and today I’ve made a similar change on this blog. Here’s why…
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The rebranded blog is here!

So… I’ve just given the blog of a new look, but more significantly it’s got a redefined focus. Yes, I’ll still be blogging about that grey area, 50 Shades, but thinking bigger too.

There are (or will be) three main themes of this blog:

Lines in the sand – on consent and boundaries

Life outside Eden – on sexual expression and gender

Love in eternity – on faith, hope and God

If you like what I write, you can also now follow me on Twitter: @hope4greyplaces

Timing out – but not for long I hope

This is just an FYI to anyone and everyone who’s interested – I’ve been thinking very much about what this blog is for and who it benefits and what’s unique about what I have to share with the rest of the world (if anything!?)

The upshot is I’m planning on revamping the blog in a number of different ways — and I’m currently working on this.

Unless EL James shocks the world with a gender-reversed version of her story (sigh, Stephenie Meyer, sigh), I’m not intending to blog until the full revamp is ready.

Fifty Shades Of Grey London premiere protests: Hot off the press

The campaign 50 Shades Is Domestic Abuse was at the London premiere this evening. Read all about it:

Some great pics here: Fifty Shades of Grey protesters claim the movie glamorises domestic violence | Daily Mail Online.

Natalie Collins from 50shadesisdomesticabuse gives her views in a short video here: Fifty Shades Of Grey premiere: Domestic abuse campaigners protest on film’s opening night – WATCH – Mirror Online.

This one has Natalie Collins’ as well as Dakota Johnson’s views on whether the film promotes abuse: 50 Shades of Grey London premiere gets domestic violence protest group – Movies News – Digital Spy.

An interview with Natalie Collins modelling her eye-catching t-shirt (I’d love to say sexy t-shirt, but that might be stretching the truth!): Fifty Shades glamourises abuse, say campaigners | Christian News on Christian Today.