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Racial bias in retail

There has long been a racial bias in retail, from racially profiling customers in corner shops, to a lack of diversity amongst make up products. The majority of people do not understand what a privilege it is to enter a shop and not have to worry about how you will be perceived by either the […]

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Self-isolation, self-care? Who says you can’t glow indoors?

‘Have a few weeks inside’ Boris said. ‘Oh, how wonderful’ many of us replied. Day one of self-isolation brought great promise and opportunity for self-care: painting still lifes, reading Sartre’s most celebrated works, commanding a basic grasp of colloquial French. But two weeks later our greatest daily achievements are eating a whole block of cheddar […]

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Rosie Byrne’s tips for beating hormonal breakouts

Whether hormonal, cystic, transient or long-lasting, acne will affect most of us at some point in our lifetime. Our skin can really affect our emotional and mental health because appearance is often the first impression someone else will get, and this can be extremely damaging. Insecurities are made worse with the increasing visibility that we […]

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The culture of colourism and why it needs to end

The culture of colourism continues to be a largely taboo subject, and we are looking to encourage this conversation. In essence, colourism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with dark skin tones, typically among the same ethnic or racial group. Most prevalent in the beauty and fashion industry, the issue of colourism is still […]

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‘Beauty is only skin deep’: celebrating our skin

Regardless of where you are in the world, advertisers, influencers and brands refuse to show imperfections in skin. Slight ‘imperfections’ such as acne, acne scars and freckles are airbrushed away, leaving behind unnaturally flawless faces, radiating light from within. In an era where we are pushing for diversity in body and race in models, skin […]