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A Testament To Wild Swimming

This International Women’s Day, I will be celebrating with a sunrise swim at Portobello in order to commemorate the sense of community and solidarity of shared pain which IWD is…

Adele & The Female Body Politic

Sporting a yellow corseted dress, voluminous blonde hair and her signature cat-eye, Adele recently reappeared in the public eye after a 5-year hiatus as the cover star of British Vogue’s…

Capitalism vs our bodies

How do you feel about your body? For those of us who identify as women, this usually requires a pretty complicated answer. Everyone has their own story, but most of…

The Female Image

A consideration of Emily Ratajkowski’s essay for Harper’s Bazaar… Model, actor and activist, Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to the discussion of feminism and body positivity, despite receiving controversial opinions.…

Top progressive moments so far

With 2020 being one of the most eventful years in living memory, it’s fair to say that it has taken its toll. Whilst the election of a more progressive president…

One-size-fits-all: except wait, it doesn’t

I vividly remember buying my uniform for sixth form college; the dress code was “business-like” (cue the eye roll) and so I found myself in H&M’s suit section, aged 16,…

No More Mr. Muscle – The Pressure of Unrealistic Male Bodies

What’s one thing every male identifying superhero has in common? No, not superpowers, it is muscles! In nearly every Hollywood movie it is always the big muscular superhero who is…

Normal people: the Billie Eilish Revolution

Butthurt internet trolls snubbing women’s bodies is nothing new. Last week, Twitter users decided to pick Billie Eilish as their latest target. The outcome? Some very ruffled feminist feathers. It…