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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Life inside a clinically anxious mind 2.0

With tomorrow (14th May) marking the beginning of mental health awareness week, I thought I'd share a recent 'memoir' I wrote about my anxiety. The memoir I wrote was for an application for an internship role at Cosmopolitan magazine UK. I am a faulty smoke detector. Imagine two smoke detectors next to one other. They …

Why we seriously need to talk about sun protection

With the UK seeing high temperatures in recent weeks and people's summer holidays just around the corner, one thing that everyone's looking to achieve is a gorgeous, glowing tan. With freckles on your nose and colour in your skin, you feel automatically more confident and more attractive; however people are failing to tan 'safely' with …

“What’s More Important, Your Boobs or Your Life?”

Similar to Angelina Jolie, Grace Marshall and Lydia Hughes may have inherited the BRCA gene meaning they too need to consider major surgeries in the future... Grace, a 21-year-old civil servant, and Lydia, a 20-year-old Lancaster university student, may have the BRCA2 gene meaning they have a lifetime cancer risk of 70%. Most women have …

Embracing Curves

We now live in an extremely judgmental society controlled by influences by social media, porn and photoshop. This causes girls, like myself, to be highly critical towards themselves after looking at girls in magazines that are completely airbrushed and photoshopped into looking 'perfect'. No wonder 725,000 people in 2015, in the UK alone, were affected …