The problem with Jameela Jamil’s ‘body neutrality’ message

Jameela Jamil is continuing on her mission to defeat diet culture. In her guest edit for this week’s issue of Stylist, The Good Place star appears on the cover as ‘The Diet Destroyer’, wielding a sledgehammer with several pairs of scales smashed at her feet. On the surface it sends a powerful message. The issue… Continue reading The problem with Jameela Jamil’s ‘body neutrality’ message

Opinion / Crossing the Line? Sexual Assault on Trial

Last month the world watched as one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in sporting history finally came to a dramatic end. Since 2016, former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been publicly accused by over 150 women and girls of sexual assault. The use and abuse of his position that would allow him… Continue reading Opinion / Crossing the Line? Sexual Assault on Trial

Opinion / Zoella’s 12 Days of Extortion

Christmas - a joyous time spent with family and friends, being thankful for the time we have with said loved ones. However, given the consumerist society in which we live, it perhaps comes as no surprise to learn that exploitation is the dish being served for many this festive season. Facing particular backlash in this… Continue reading Opinion / Zoella’s 12 Days of Extortion

Year Abroad / Why a year abroad doesn’t have to be the best year of your life

It’s the envy of your friends, parents and Instagram followers alike: the year abroad. Compulsory for language students and an opportunity for adventure for many other undergraduate students, time out from university in the UK is increasingly popular year on year, with a third of students aged between 16 to 30 interested in studying abroad… Continue reading Year Abroad / Why a year abroad doesn’t have to be the best year of your life

Remember the person, not the disease

Whenever we visit my grandfather, there's the potential he may be having an 'off day'. If and when this is the case, my father may say to me, 'I hope I'm in the ground before I ever get like that'. But what is 'that' exactly? For the most part, he means being diagnosed with dementia, which my… Continue reading Remember the person, not the disease

Opinion / The NME Awards 2016

It's award season, people! The Oscars, Grammys, BAFTAs, BRITS and everything else in between have been awarding the 'very best' within the film and music industries in the last month or so. While I think that me going into depth on something like the Grammy's is just only going to get me a ton of… Continue reading Opinion / The NME Awards 2016