This article has been cross-posted from my fashion blog Fat Fashion Faes. Click here to read other posts. Lot of things influence our fashion choices. Magazines, shop displays, TV, film, celebrities, friends and family, the weather, whether it’s for work or play, the shape and size of your body and both the fashion industry’s … More I Literally Can’t Wear That: Where Disability and Fashion Intersect
I have been accused of being many things in my life. Crazy, queer, weird, a drug addict, a liar, a sexist, too nerdy, too fat, too high maintenance. Some of them are true (I have a playlist that is all the Doctor Who themes since 1963 in chronological order), some are flat out lies (I … More Professionalism Is A Con (And A Feminist Issue)
‘I find I cannot scroll past these things on twitter anymore, I cannot see the speeches on Facebook and tell myself they are not for me’ … More The UK Back The Parkland Students (Even If We Are All Hypocrites)
They call me creature,
those who come
to dig their fingers into my flesh… … More They Call Me Creature
The UK is a country that prides itself on justice, freedom and equal opportunities for all, so why are more than 100 people in Yarl’s Wood detention centre hunger striking? … More Hunger For Freedom: What’s Happening At Yarl’s Wood?
Do you know the average lifetime cost of having periods? £4800 (approximately $6700 USD). … More Women’s Republic: Too Poor to Bleed?
They think it’s all due to some uniquely twenty-first-century notion of entitlement, that man can take what they want and there be no consequences. … More Women’s Republic: I Will Shrink
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes. So why has Ann-Marie been turned down twice before even making it to assessment? She is pretty certain she knows the answer. … More Women’s Republic: Sexism, Ableism and Adoption
Earlier in the month, I was unlucky enough to be eating lunch at work just in time to catch a conversation on Loose Women (a popular chat show in the UK) about the release of serial rapist John Worboys, which was, sadly unsurprisingly, utterly rife with victim blaming. Kelly Brooks brought up the usual ‘it wouldn’t happen if … More Women’s Republic: No, We Do Not Have To ‘Start From A Position Of Trust’
I think we can all agree that, on the whole, 2017 was not great. Very not great. Extremely not great. Ok, it sucked and I’m glad it’s over. I mean, do you remember when 2016 was the worst year most of us had lived through? Remember this time last year when we were all glad … More Women’s Republic: Five Feminist Resolutions For Your New Year