Monica Brotherton Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

Menopausal merit: age still matters

12th December 2021

Monica Brotherton explores the recent increased content centering the middle aged woman, as well as the enduring societal forces that still hold back the aging woman’s advancement on screen. Despite long being discarded after they’ve reached the grand old age of 30, or God forbid they became mothers, some actresses (translation: White) are now enjoying ...

Therapeutic reading: reading, grieving, and healing

3rd October 2021

Monica Brotherton describes how reading novels throughout her life has helped her come to terms with silenced grief. My dad died when I was six years old. Even saying that sentence is still a little bit difficult, and I don’t think it will ever roll off the tongue. There’s an awful lot of uncomfortable emotions ...