FPA: Talking sense about sex

In an age when many people erroneously confuse good sex education with the idea that this can somehow 'corrupt' the nation's children, talking about sex is still often seen as taboo. Kids aren't given information they need by embarrassed parents and teachers, so they grow up without the knowledge to help them form healthy loving... Continue Reading →

The end of a Rebel Rebels era

Back in March 2009, I started my second course of burlesque classes. Under the expert tuition of Marianne Cheesecake, a group of about ten of us worked towards creating our on-stage characters and building our confidence as performers. At the end of the course, my friend Cicci (who talked me into going in the first... Continue Reading →

Age is about more than just wrinkles

Everyone gets older, yet some people never seem to age. Earlier this week I met up with a friend I've not seen in years. We studied together at university and, without her much needed encouragement, I probably wouldn't have got the grade I did. She now has a daughter and we've not met in person... Continue Reading →

Rarely Wears Lipstick Awards 2013

Back in January, I announced that I would be celebrating my blog's birthday rather than my own this year, and planned to do it by giving out some awards. Ten years of blogging deserves an awards ceremony, don't you think? I asked my readers to nominate wonderful people, organisations and brands - so that the... Continue Reading →

RWL Awards: The Winners!

Last night was the first, and perhaps only, Rarely Wears Lipstick Awards Ceremony. When I had the idea last year to create my own awards bash, I really didn't think it through but - with the help of my nearest and dearest - it turned into a proper polished celebration of the work of many... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March, is International Women's Day (IWD). It's a day for celebrating women's achievements globally, for discussing issues relavent to women's lives, and for taking action where it's still needed. Many people misunderstand the point of IWD, either thinking it's a Hallmark Holiday or bemoaning the apparent lack of an International Men's Day (which... Continue Reading →

Voting begins for RWL Awards!

Nominations for the first ever Rarely Wears Lipstick awards closed yesterday and I've counted up all your suggestions to come up with eight shortlists for voting. You've nominated some amazing people, organisations and websites! I hope everyone takes a bit of time to check out all the websites and Twitter feeds of the nominees before... Continue Reading →

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