International Women’s Day: My Feminist Inspirations

International Women’s Day is a celebration of women around the world. To me, its a celebration of their achievements, sacrifices and the perfect opportunity to highlight just how far we have come and still have to go in the search for true equality between the sexes. You may not see it, you may not be affected by it, you might not care or even believe … Continue reading International Women’s Day: My Feminist Inspirations

Does being a vegan/vegetarian make you a better feminist?

First published on Kettle Mag: Let me begin this discussion by setting one thing straight. The idea that one feminist or one feminist outlook can be better than another is a thought process which never has and never will sit well with me. Does this not go against the very principle of equality? Of course, I’m in no way saying that just because you have … Continue reading Does being a vegan/vegetarian make you a better feminist?

Kanye West v Taylor Swift: Lets look at the real problem

Overnight social media has gone quite literally insane over one line in a particular song from Kanye West’s newly released album… Maybe Kanye’s ego does genuinely think he made Brit winning, Emmy winning, seven time Grammy winning, nineteen time AMA winning, twenty-two time Billboard winning and eleven time Country Music Award winning Taylor Swift famous… but I doubt it considering the first time they properly … Continue reading Kanye West v Taylor Swift: Lets look at the real problem

Lets stop portraying Jennifer Aniston as a victim

First published on Kettle Mag With the news that she’s secretly married her long-term boyfriend Justin Theroux, perhaps the media will give the saddest woman on the planet a break now. After all, since her divorce from Brad Pitt, she’s just hopped from man to man in a desperate attempt to find love again, right? Will she ever have children or will she just end … Continue reading Lets stop portraying Jennifer Aniston as a victim

The young model with Down’s syndrome determined to change the face of beauty

First published on Kettle Mag: Madeline Stuart In many ways Maddy is just your everyday 18 year old girl. She lives with her mum in Brisbane, Australia, enjoys swimming, dancing and has always dreamt of being a model. She also has Down’s syndrome. Last year she decided to try and make her dreams a reality and started pursuing a career in modelling. Since then, she has been making headline news for her determined efforts to … Continue reading The young model with Down’s syndrome determined to change the face of beauty

Wolf whistling – everyday harassment that needs to stop

You’re walking down the street by myself, minding your own business, on your way to work. You walk by a building site, where a group of men (some double your age) start shouting at you, approaching you, whistling, gesturing, laughing… How would that make you feel? Today the news of 23 year old Poppy Smart, calling the Police after being in that very scenario, has … Continue reading Wolf whistling – everyday harassment that needs to stop

Why your vote matters – especially if you’re a woman

,(EDITS 06/06/2016: As you’ll see, I wrote this post for last year’s General Election but with the EU Referendum just around the corner I feel these points definitely still stand. You have til tomorrow to register to vote to have your say for what is likely to be one of the biggest decisions we’ll make for this country in our lifetimes.) The UK General Election is … Continue reading Why your vote matters – especially if you’re a woman

Say no to body shaming – in all shapes and sizes

Body image is always a touchy subject – we’re all judged by how we look and we all judge each other, even if we don’t realize it. Victoria’s Secret has dominated the lingerie market for years, with their Super Model ‘Angels’, putting on multi-million dollar shows and prestigious advertising campaigns all over the globe. They also make the most headlines for how their models look. Past Angels … Continue reading Say no to body shaming – in all shapes and sizes