Young + Beautiful

Kiran. Cake-Maker and Brainy Lady. 24. Describe your relationship with your body. I have a very difficult and often confusing relationship with my body. There are days when I love the figure I see in the mirror and then there are times when I avoid looking in the mirror altogether. There are days when I feel... Continue Reading →

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Shrinking Violets

‘The idea of shrinking is hereditary’ - Rupi Kaur. Shrinking myself is a behaviour I learned from my mother. From growing up watching her front room workouts, and I’ll-start-on-Monday diets. It’s a behaviour I learned from the magazines left lying around the house, that I’d cut up to collage and instead admire the stick thin... Continue Reading →

Young + Beautiful

Gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom? Bloodstains, ballgowns, trashin' the hotel room? It's the life Skins sold to us as teens and the life Lorde shot down. What's it really like being fresh-faced and fancy free? Here's another look at the life of a 21st Century 20-something navigating all the obstacles that come... Continue Reading →

Do We Not Bleed?

  Do we not bleed? Shylock asked. Of course Shylock was talking about the fact that, if pricked with a needle or a sword, Jews bleed just as Christians do. I, on the other hand, am talking about women.   Do we not bleed? Anyone would think not, considering the lengths we go to to... Continue Reading →

On Books

  A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. Neil Gaiman When I was younger I wanted to be Matilda. Maybe I even thought I was Matilda. She was plucky, mischievous and had an insatiable love for books that rivalled my own. Like my favourite child heroine, I devoured stories. No amount... Continue Reading →

A Brave New World?

New year, new you - or so the saying goes anyway. I’ve never really been a massive fan of New Year, and I rarely make resolutions. I’m an absolute Christmas fanatic, but as far as I’m concerned NYE is just any other day. No better, no worse. For me, September has always seemed more of... Continue Reading →

Chick Lit #2

Following on from last week, here are a few more of my favourite brain-friendly wonderful-women laden books. Add them to your reading lists or gift them to the feminists in your lives and above all enjoy them!   Wild Nights - Kim Addonizio Kim just knows what it is to be a woman. She’s living... Continue Reading →

Chick Lit #1

Sometimes I feel like I haven’t read enough feminist classics to be a proper feminist. I’ve dipped in and out of The Second Sex, and had a go at The Female Eunuch. They’re interesting enough and thought-provoking, but they’re not exactly light reading. I fall in love with a book much quicker if it’s kind... Continue Reading →

Feminazis and Nasty Women

There are lots of bad words. Words that have always been bad, words that have turned bad over time and bad words that are part of our everyday vernacular. And then there are the words used solely against women. Words like ‘Feminazi’. I can’t even begin to imagine what went through the mind of the... Continue Reading →

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