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12 Life Lessons We Can All Learn from Iris Apfel
For those of you unfamiliar with Iris Apfel, a quick Google will tell you she's a 95-year-old New Yorker with a wicked fashion sense. What the Internet doesn't tell you is she's the world's coolest glam-ma and with 95 years of life experience under her belt...
21/11/2016
'Cellulite Saturday' Is The New Body-positive Instagram Trend Calling Bullsh*t On Beauty Ideals
Smother yourself in X cream, do Y bum exercise - as women, we're constantly promised we can (and should) banish cellulite forever with this miracle cream or that foolproof leg lift, but one body activist...
03/11/2016
There's a Super Important Message Hidden Inside This Lavish Instagram Account's Posts
How many times have you pored over someone's Instagram, enviously wishing you could swap places with them? Maybe a better question is: if you've never done this, do you even know what Insta is? From sun-drenched holidays to faraway lands to monthly city breaks...
06/10/2016
This Powerful Photo Series Shows The Raw Suffering Of Sexual Assault Survivors In Response To Brock Turner's Release
Convicted sex offender Brock Turner was released from prison early this week, after having served just three months of his six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford University campus in January 2015...
08/09/2016
24 Things Every Girl Does In Autumn
Cancel that gym membership and throw out those 'leanin15' cookbooks - the time has come to abort mission: summer body (that you never really started). It's September which means Autumn is upon us, bringing with it the welcome excuse to favour carbs over cardio and over Instagrammed red cups...
07/09/2016
Watch Amy Schumer Shut Down Creepy-Ass Heckler
There's nothing Amy Schumer does better than tearing down misogynist pigs. So when a guy disrespects her at her own show in Stockholm, she made a spectacle of him the best way possible. If you need to know one thing about Ms Schumer, it's that you should not, under any circumstances, mess with her...
02/09/2016
Your Choice Of Instagram Filter Can Reveal If You're Depressed
Instagram is typically used for pictures of your breakfast, cute kittens and #OOTDs, but a new study suggests that what filter you're using for your cliche Insta snaps can be an indication of whether you're showing signs of being depressed...
26/08/2016
#Mermaidthighs Is The Body-Positive Response To Thigh Gaps We've Been Crying Out For
Thigh gap, smigh gap. Women of the Internet rejoice! Thin thighs are out and thick thighs are in and it's the best Instagram news we've heard all summer. Females everywhere have reason to celebrate as we're no longer being judged on how much our thighs don't touch...
23/08/2016
'Does This Uterus Make Me Look Fat?' Why Women Need To Stop Obsessing Over Having A Flat Stomach
Although Instagram can provide hours of entertainment (I, for one, have scrolled more miles with my thumb in recent times than I've ran with my feet), mindless scrolling doesn't do your body confidence any good...
08/08/2016
Strong Is Sexy: Serena Williams Has An Inspiring Message About Body Shaming
Despite her exceptional sporting success and her incredible physique, Serena Williams is still often criticised for her athletic appearance. We know, go figure! But she's here to tell us that she would never change anything about her bod, cos strong sure is hella sexy when you're number one...
04/08/2016
Olympian Laura Trott Is Inspiring Girls Everywhere To Carry On Playing Sport #LikeAGirl
Women are always being told that to do something like a girl is to do something wrong. Well, Always are determined to change that ethos and, judging by their latest string of campaigns, they're succeeding...
22/07/2016
WATCH: Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Gets A Powerful Feminist Makeover
It's hard to believe that the Spice Girls first appeared on our TV screens twenty years ago, making mischief and pulling tablecloths off tables in their video for Wannabe in 1996. But now in 2016 the tune is making a big comeback...
06/07/2016
This Woman's First-Bikini Photo Has Gone Viral For All The Right Reasons
Lesley Miller has battled body issues for the best part of her 21 years on this planet but she's given two fingers up to the unrealistic ideals society pressurises women into fitting and we could all learn a thing or two from her about feeling comfortable in our own skin...
16/06/2016
Meet The Tough Mums Who Are Proving Anything Is Possible
Battling cancer, losing a spouse and near-death experiences are challenges we pray we never have to overcome. But this group of truly inspirational women have proved anything is possible after successfully...
03/06/2016
Next Time You Compare Yourself To an Instagram Bod, Remember All Is Not As It Seems
​It’s no urban myth most social-media users facilitate various online platforms to promote an edited version of their everyday life. Not-so-humble brags clutter Instagram and Facebook feeds, with the ultimate goal of inducing as much #lifeenvy as possible...
18/05/2016
What It's Like Tackling Sex As A Victim Of FGM, From A Girl Who Knows All Too Well
The first time Mariya Karimjee had sex she was twenty-two and the experience was, by all accounts, a disaster. But not in the way that you or I may experience a first-time catastrophe: this wasn't about slippage...
11/05/2016
Women Are Sharing Their Earliest Experiences With Sexism Through The #WhenIWas Hashtag
It seems that sexism towards women is almost like some twisted rite of passage these days. Many of us have been experiencing sexism way before we were able to call it out on Twitter, but now women are...
20/04/2016
Workmates Have The Most Amazing Reaction When This Woman Comes Out As Transgender
After 19 years of marriage, Amanda Knox’s wife came out as transgender to her and their three children. And if that wasn’t scary enough, she then came out to her workmates, and they surprised her in the...
15/04/2016
There's Now A Ride-Sharing Service Hailed As 'The Uber Just For Women'
New ride-sharing service Chariot is set to be the first taxi company that features all-women drivers picking up female-only passengers. Michael Pelletz came up with the idea when working for popular ride-sharing company Uber, but the company is already in hot water before it's even started...
14/04/2016
Women Walk Out Of Church In Protest Against Priest's Support Of Abortion Ban
Women in Poland have been seen walking out of a church during a priest's reading of a letter that supports the plan to tighten up laws on abortion. Meanwhile, women's rights activists take to the streets...
04/04/2016
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