• International Women's Day 2021

    Bold women and online backlash

    Leanne Patrick is a specialist nurse in Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. She is a founding member of The RCN Feminist Network, freelance op-ed writer and editorial board member for Nursing Notes. For International Women’s Day 2021, Leanne writes about bold female voices and the backlash they face online. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose to Challenge”, with specific focus on highlighting the voices of female healthcare professionals who have been missing from media commentary and leadership during COVID19. Choosing to challenge is a philosophy I both believe in and live by; my job requires endless tenacity and our nursing code of conduct compels us to…