New Year, New You? Get Moving!

Having just signed up to do even more pointe classes - because I want to wear those shoes again and I'm determined to improve this year! - I thought that some of you lovely people might also be keen to start the year by getting your body moving in an encouraging and inclusive environment. If... Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Neon Moon bra

Earlier this month, feminist lingerie brand Neon Moon revealed their fantastic and inclusive #IAmNeonMoon campaign images, which aim to fight transphobia and body shaming. Featuring three gorgeous models - including a trans woman and a woman of colour - plus the Neon Moon CEO, the photoshoot looks like it was loads of fun and everyone... Continue Reading →

Europe’s First Gender-Neutral Dance Studio

Yesterday saw the opening of Europe's first gender-neutral community dance studio. After Irreverent Dance's successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of last year, followed by months and months of legal wranglings, property searches, stress, tears and tireless work from many wonderful people, Amanda and the ID Board made the formal announcement on 29th May that... Continue Reading →

Lingerie lust list: April

In honour of the launch of Bluestockings Boutique - the online store founded on intersectional feminist principles and geared to the LGBTQ community - for my April Lust List I have decided to only select items that they sell. Set up by Jeanna Kadlec to 'empower people who have been marginalized by the mainstream lingerie... Continue Reading →

On burlesque, performing and confidence

About eight years ago now, as a university graduate wet behind the years, I stumbled upon the burlesque scene in Scotland: a Ministry of Burlesque performance in Edinburgh, as it happened. From there, my long-term love of burlesque - and corsetry/costuming - was born. At the same time, I also found myself in the lucky... Continue Reading →

Barelesque Anim8te

Back in 2011, some fabulous friends of mine had an idea to create a burlesque event that dared to bare and raised money for a good cause into the bargain. Barelesque at the RVT was born and my burlesque alter ego was invited along to be part of the fun, as a model for the... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Introducing Neon Moon

As regular readers will know, I like to share things that catch my eye and a recent email about feminist body positive lingerie was certainly going to do that! The founder of a new lingerie company called Neon Moon - supported by the Prince's Trust and currently fundraising on Kickstarter - got in touch with... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2014

For the last three years, I have posted my own Rarely Wears Lipstick Women of The Year lists as a way to celebrate the wonderful women I have come into contact throughout the previous 12 months. It started as a personal version of The Guardian's Women of the Year list, but I began to realise... Continue Reading →

What community means to me

This is the last of four posts relating to the Irreverent Dance Kickstarter. Over the last month I have been explaining some of the reasons why this inclusive and welcoming community is so essential - to the people within and those who have yet to discover it - and why dance is far more important... Continue Reading →

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