Are shops just out to make me feel bad?

So there I am, in Marks and Spencer’s feeling pretty excited about purchasing my first swimming costume in about 10 years. There are colours and shapes in abundance. Tummy tucking, uplifting, streamling I am going to look AWESOME. Ok I’ve put on a few pounds recently but in my head M&S would be a safeContinue reading “Are shops just out to make me feel bad?”

Can you be a feminist and vajazzle?

This month at the Women of the World festival at London’s Southbank Centre, I sat back and listened to the debate ‘Am I a Feminist- Can I Vajazzle?’  Here sat Louise Court the Editor of Cosmopolitan, Broadcaster Dawn Porter, renowned feminist activist Kate Smurthwaite and academic sociologist Dr Kristin Aune. These women, each of whomContinue reading “Can you be a feminist and vajazzle?”

The Grey Area Of Domestic Violence

The world winces as high profile domestic violence cases are reported in the media but the reality of the presence of domestic violence in the UK is hidden behind closed doors, muddied by misguided social acceptance. At least 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and 2 women die each weekContinue reading “The Grey Area Of Domestic Violence”