Mental Health: Facing my self-stigma
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Mental Health: Facing my self-stigma

I’ve got something to tell you. My mother has suffered with mental health issues since I was born. I have never known Mum completely free from her bipolar/depression/schizophrenia/psychosis. You see, she has been diagnosed and re-diagnosed more times than I care to remember. We have spent Christmases visiting mental health units and childhoods fighting stigma … Continue reading

Resilient Women and the time Pharrel Williams was unable to take responsibility
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Resilient Women and the time Pharrel Williams was unable to take responsibility

Last week Stylist ran an interview with pop overlord Pharrell Williams. The man responsible for over 40% of the current UK chart hits is notoriously loved by a huge majority of people. But he is also responsible (in part) for that song. Stylist describes itself as a feminist magazine and in the piece said they couldn’t ignore asking him about the … Continue reading

Naked pictures of celebrity women and why we should be ashamed
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Naked pictures of celebrity women and why we should be ashamed

Naked pictures of celebrities are in the news again. With allegedly over 100 nude photographs leaked to 4chan, an anonymous hacker has now threatened to release a ‘sex tape’ featuring Jennifer Lawrence. As the news hit, most of our press has commented on this news by running pieces about how safe are we are online. … Continue reading

We need to sweat the small stuff if we want to end rape culture for good
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We need to sweat the small stuff if we want to end rape culture for good

With ex-judge Mary Jane Mowat’s recent comments ringing in my ears I think it’s time to talk about rape culture and why stopping “women getting so drunk” isn’t the answer.  Rape culture, it’s an uncomfortable phrase isn’t it? It implies that everyone is to blame. It implies that our culture is in some way broken. … Continue reading