Politics of Pride

If someone asks me outright I say I’m bi. I’m probably abusing that term, using it as a way of appeasing the narrow minded. Explaining something complicated with only two letters. Really, I don’t know. I like some women, I like some men. I don’t really care what gender someone is, or whether they’re cis... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Young + Beautiful

We all hate our bodies. We all want to be longer, thinner, bonier, better.The media ruined us and we're all on a diet. That's what we're told anyhow. I've decided to search out all the young women in my life and quiz them on how they really feel about their bodies. Here is the first interview... Continue Reading →

Reappropriating Reappropriation

Reclaiming words is officially a thing. From queer, to slut and even n*gga marginalised groups are taking back the words so often used against them and wearing them with pride. To an extent it seems like a radical move. Reappropriation allows people to own their identities and stick two fingers up at haters in the... Continue Reading →

Still Proud

We all remember the girl in Mean Girls who says ‘I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles and we’d all eat and be happy.’ When I was a kid I used to laugh at... Continue Reading →

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