Book Reviews: Moranthology, How To Be A Woman and How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran is a feminist icon I can relate to.  With newsworthy stunts such as the ‘feminist smile’ where she was met by a standing ovation after contorting her mummy-spongy-tummy into a wide grin for the applauding audience, showing us that stretch marks and saggy tums are not only okay, but normal, it is easy to see why.      Self confessed and unashamedly raised on benefits and in council housing, Moran details how she has worked her way up from abject poverty in the concrete jungle of Wolverhampton to being one of the most relatable female role models of […]

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Challenging isms: Ableism in Media and the Fashion Industry – An Accurate Representation of the Population

Despite spending most of yesterday collating 6 months worth of pictures plus editing and grouping together pictures for some hopefully totally awesome pieces for the very near future, I fancied freestyling for a while and just chatting with you guys.  I’m going to see how it goes, so if you’re reading this, the following content has been deemed, by me, fit for publication.   I spend a lot of time getting fired up about things.  This used to be a pretty self destructive trait of mine as I would waste time being angry about things that I could do nothing […]

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#YesAllWomen – A Social Media Storm in Response to Santa Barbara Shootings

As a self confessed happy fluffy pixi-fairy type creature most of the time, I like to deal in fripperies, clothes and shoes and nail polish – oh my!  Sometimes though, there are subjects that get my blood pumping, and the acid rise in my throat.  As I type I have put a pretty makeup related post on ice to talk about human rights, women’s rights in fact, but also the rights of men not to be castigated as misogynists before first being given a say. Let’s rewind.  On the 23rd of this month, Elliot Rodger opened fire and killed 7 […]

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