Feminism Friday: From London With Love

What better way to celebrate the day before Valentine's Day - otherwise known as Galentine's Day - than with a Feminism Friday post celebrating women and the love we should have for ourselves? Last week on Disney Roller Girl's blog, I read about the Kurt Geiger #FromLondonWithLove project, in association with Cordwainers at London College... Continue Reading →

Did women actually burn their bras?

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to the fantastic Helen Zaltzman for her new podcast about language called The Allusionist. As Helen was discussing the etymology of the word bra in the second episode, she wanted to speak to someone about the history of the garment and Amber Butchart very kindly pointed her in... Continue Reading →

Telegram stickers and diversity

Like many of my friends, I use a messaging app called Telegram. Today a few of us noticed that starting a message with certain emoji caused a cartoon image to pop up, and we found out through their blog that this was a new feature called 'stickers'. I'm not entirely sure what the point of... Continue Reading →

On reclaiming girlishness

Earlier this month, I was alerted to a new project on the SHOWstudio website, entitled Girly. Created by editor Lou Stoppard and director Nick Knight, Girly aims to unpick fashion's relationship with overt, cartoon femininity and it does so in typical SHOWstudio style via a series of essays and interviews, a fashion film and a... Continue Reading →

What I See Project: Inspiring women

Back in March, the What I See Project launched their second annual film competition with a theme of 'Inspiring Women'. The judging panel chose Georgia Sawyer's Tottenham Material as the winning film, starring the rather wonderful Doyin Ajiboye (see right). I really enjoyed this thought provoking short film and think it raises some really important... Continue Reading →

Ada Lovelace Day: The Materials Scientist

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Every year, bloggers all over the world take part by writing something about a woman, or women, in STEM whose achievements they admire. This year I have chosen a wonderful woman who I met through Irreverent... Continue Reading →

Review: Man meets Woman

Gender is a huge topic and, until a few years ago, I didn't realise just how big it is. Back then, I had no idea that many people don't view it as binary, that some men don't realise it applies to them, and that thinking about how society expects us to act based on what... Continue Reading →

Body Image vs Self Image

I stumbled across a whole cache of articles (thank you, Psychology Today) which tangenitally prodded my thinking on wanting to lose weight, but the more I read, the more I didn't feel they were addressing me. You see, they were largely focused on how to love your body. And I already do that. It's about... Continue Reading →

Review: The Vagenda

When I was offered a review copy of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, I was initially hesitant for a couple of reasons. The first is that I had already unfollowed Vagenda on Twitter because I was no longer interested in what they had to... Continue Reading →

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