SPRING is here

It’s that gorgeous time of year again when the flowers are starting to blossom, the streets are filling with faces wearing sunglasses and the sun is rising higher. No matter which city you’re in, there’s always a happy and relaxed atmosphere that permeates throughout. I absolutely love this positive feel of spring, especially when I’m lucky enough…

Every Woman’s Monthly Pains

Recently I read an article about Britain’s number one tennis player, Heather Watson and how her period was the reason she didn’t even get past the first round in the Australian Open. It was an eye opener because I hadn’t realised just how much that miserable time of the month effects women’s performance, as I’m…

To Die For by Lucy Siegle

  To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World, by Lucy Siegle, is an insightful read into the worrying impact fast fashion has on the environment and the peoples’ lives who make your clothes. This book explores the use of different material fibers (both natural and synthetic), as well as the processes involved in manufacturing, highlighting…

*Church of England General Synod votes ‘yes’ to women bishops

Today was a historical day for the Church of England because women can now become bishops. Although I am not religious, I am extremely happy to hear this news, and proud that the Synod has come to this decision. It is great to finally see a religion taking a step towards gender equality. For more…

ALWAYS #LikeAGirl

ALWAYS has just created a new campaign focused on empowering girls, as puberty is the time when girls are most vulnerable to criticism. It questions the use of doing things ‘like a girl’, basically putting us girls down for doing things our way. I think it’s an interesting concept for a video and I believe…

TED talk on Gender Violence

This Ted Talk aboards the topic of gender violence. The speaker, Jackson Katz,  talks about how men should be taught about gender violence and engage in this troubling topic that concerns not only women, but men as well- the majority of violence is caused by men. He also discusses the fact that after a woman…

20 Things Everyone Entering Their Early 20s Should Know

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
1. The novelty of the 21st birthday wears off quickly. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome– it’s your last big milestone birthday of youth, and legally being allowed in bars and such is great. But it’s never as cool as when you couldn’t do it before. 2. “Not knowing better”…