If fat shaming isn’t OK, then why is skinny shaming?

As the Ashley Grahams and Iskra Lawrences of the world are on the rise in the public eye, some people are beginning to forget about the naturally slim Kendall Jenners of the world. On the extreme opposite side to "plus size" models, there are people like Kate Moss who famously once said, "Nothing taste as …

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The reality of life after university

As summer graduations are on the horizon, the realisation of unemployment grows bigger and bigger. Students, like myself, finish university with optimistic views of walking straight into a job, but the reality of it is that it's unlikely you will. In previous months, whilst still having the security of being a student, I wrote a …

How exercise can improve your mental wellbeing

Public Health Wales have recognised the benefits to incorporating exercise into your life by introducing their National Exercise Referral Scheme. The scheme is targeted at those who are vulnerable to longterm illnesses, including people with mental health issues. The Mental Health Foundation says that low intensity aerobic exercise for 30-35 minutes, three to five times …

Majority of university students’ mental health suffers after graduation

"Life after university is not easy, you get thrown into the real world with no instruction manual," says Jess Rodarte who suffered with depression following her graduation. Along with Jess, more than half of graduates surveyed for this article said their mental health suffered after leaving university. 25-year-old Jess from Los Angeles graduated in 2015 …

Are women “suffering unnecessarily” due to their contraceptive pill?

When trials for a male contraceptive injection began in 2016 some of the men involved reported "unbearable" side effects including poor skin, mood swings and depression. Despite the fact these are the very same symptoms women using the pill have suffered for decades, the trials were halted. What has been acceptable for women was deemed …

Research has found that it may take 117 years for women to receive equal pay

Women’s employment solicitor, Jodie Hill, is urging women to confront employers about their pay compared to their male counterparts following the public outcry after the leak of BBC’s highest paid staff being predominantly male. The 10th November is known as national Equal Pay Day as it officially marks the day where the majority of women …