As the nights start to draw in, there are some seasonal swaps we all invariably make. The iced lattes get replaced by pumpkin spice lattes. We swap beer gardens for the Great British Bake Off. And Hot Girl Summer makes way for… Cuffing Season? Cuffing Season According to the dictionary, cuffing season is; ‘…a period of time where single people…

Women feeling unsafe on their own or late at night is not a new concept.

Women feeling unsafe on their own or late at night is not a new concept. It's been a problem for thousands of years. As an inferior to man, our place is at home, cooking and cleaning, playing with the children or possibly dying in childbirth – what right do we have to be educated, be a boss babe or alas…

Trigger warning: This topic discusses eating disorders and may be sensitive to some readers.   I remember when I first walked into the GP’s office of my university’s medical practice. I don’t recall what made me do it, just that I felt the sudden desperation to be noticed or heard, all the while doing everything I could to hide from…

Earlier this year I wrote an article about why we need to stop glamorising depressed women. Specifically women in the public domain. We feed off of their very public lifestyles, lapping up the dregs fed to us by the pond life that is the tabloid media and then publicly shame their behaviour on social media and in online articles. Thus…

“Just in case I’m murdered, this is where I’ll be.” I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve sent this message. It’s said with a modicum of jest – just enough humour to make the stark reality endurable. But it is also sent matter-of-factly, with not a hint of irony or melodrama. It is a part of the routine.…

“I can’t be handsome because I have brown skin.” As those words were repeated to me from the mouth of Liam’s head teacher at school, I wasn’t sure I heard her correctly. I couldn’t make sense of the words that were being said to me. “What?!” was the only reaction I could muster. I thought I’d never have to have…

The following piece contains loads of spoilers for Sex Education series three, so if you haven’t watched it but want to, don’t read on! Netflix’s Sex Education has been breaking taboos and talking sex in an open and accessible way since it first burst onto our silver screens back in 2019, but amongst its navigation of pleasure, pain and complex…

If you don’t know what Met Gala is, it’s essentially a bunch of famous/rich people attending a fundraising gala, dressed in jaw-dropping outfits created by incredible fashion designers wanting to showcase some of their best pieces of work on the world stage. Usually held on the first Monday in May, this year’s event happened on the 13th of September at…

Stop Asking When I'm Going To Have A Baby

  So, when are you going to have a baby? It is one of the most personal decisions a person can make, so why are we always asked about having children? You get engaged, "when are you having a baby?" New house, new baby. I've even had friends be asked on their wedding day. Stop asking when I'm going to have…

Cheryl cole in poster for her podcast You, Me & R&B

This week a new BBC Sounds podcast series was released – You, Me & R&B, presented by Cheryl Cole. The announcement has been marred by criticism that Cheryl is a wholly inappropriate host for a podcast covering a music genre of Black origin – the response on Black Twitter has been tundra-like to say the least. And rightly so. In…