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we need to talk about skinny shaming

we need to talk about skinny shaming

I’m fed up. Fed up with being called anorexic, of being told to eat more, of having my health questioned and of hearing friends’ mums and family members ask, ‘Gosh you’re thin, you are eating, aren’t you?’ In a society where we are increasingly accepting […]

the not-so-chic reality of the modelling industry

the not-so-chic reality of the modelling industry

     The modelling industry has never been a stranger to criticism. From the days of Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, to Cindy Crawford and Christie Brinkley, scandals have been rife throughout the industry at all levels. Sadly, there seems to have been little satisfactory progress. Whilst […]

how many more rapists and racists will we protect before something changes?

how many more rapists and racists will we protect before something changes?

In October 2015, in the small, predominantly white, north-western US state of Idaho, a racially motivated case of sexual assault caught national headlines. In the locker room following football training, John R.K. Howard, Tanner Ward and a third 16-year-old boy lured their mentally disabled, black teammate into […]

why (i think) more people aren’t vegetarian

why (i think) more people aren’t vegetarian

Lack of connection. A total lack of connection is the reason that more people don’t make the change to a meat and fish free diet – we, as humans, just don’t make the link between our food and what it once was. We don’t think about […]

it’s okay not to be okay

it’s okay not to be okay

  It is incredibly difficult sometimes to ask for help, or to admit that we aren’t, actually, okay. Most of the time when it comes to physical health issues, whilst we may not enjoy it, we are relatively comfortable with going to the doctors or asking […]

BAN THE YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL

BAN THE YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL

Each year in June, the Dog Meat Festival commences in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, in conjunction with the summer solstice. It is thought that yearly, within China 10-20 million dogs are slaughtered for meat, and a further 10-15,000 are tortured and killed during […]