Female Beauty Crap

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions (new year’s resolutions in September?! Bear with me…). After years of reaching the 8th January and returning to December’s levels of drinking, eating and not exercising, over the past few years I’ve decided it’s best to not bother with resolutions in a bid to stave off spiralling into…

Kickass Women 2.0 – A Ray of Hope

For many of us right now, the future is uncertain.  Markets are crashing, businesses are closing and there is a great deal of (understandable) negativity. And whilst I don’t wish to underestimate the gravitas of the global situation, over the weekend I found a little ray of hope in my corner of the world.  In…

Leadership

Recently, I’ve been thinking about leadership in all guises.  And when I think about it, I realise that everyone will have taken the lead at some point in their lives: Games in the playground often have a leader who dictates which friend can be the captain and which character everyone will play. In our jobs,…

My Love Affair with Pubic Hair

I’ve been thinking about pubic hair a lot recently. Whilst I was single, I endeavoured to keep everything in my pants waxed or Immaced – you know, just in case. (Male friends have said they ‘keep on top of trimming’ when they’re single because they also never know when they’re going to get lucky and…

Books every single girl should read

What better way to deal with feeling fed-up, lonely and pissed off than getting lost in a book?! Inspired by my darling friend and future novelist, here are my top 9 to help you through these times: 1) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: For when you’re feeling lost This beautiful short book is a perfect…

When The Guilty Feminist came to Brighton

As my readers will know, I LOVE Deborah Frances-White and her podcast, ‘The Guilty Feminist’.  Well, now she’s written a book of the same name and her book tour ended in Brighton.  You can buy Deborah’s book from Waterstones here.  My friend and fellow blogger joined me for an evening of giggles, roaring laughter and…

7 daily contradictions of my version of feminism

Don’t assume I need help with hanging this picture, but when I ask, be glad to help.   If my computer crashes, don’t move me to the side and fix it within 5 minutes, show me what to do and I’ll fix it for myself.   Don’t expect me to make dinner and then wash…

An education. Or: once you see it, you can’t un-see it.

Recently, I’ve had time to read and my genre du jour is feminism in the modern-day.  I wanted to challenge my mindset that feminism is about chopping up bras, hating men and protesting over unequal pay (although I fully support this cause, obviously).  As well as talking with friends and females in my family, my education…