When kindness isn’t nice

Icon, inspiration, authentic, sisterhood - just a few words sucked dead by inappropriate- and over- use on social media. The accelerator effect of viral Tweets and Instagram memes has reduced the life-expectancy of compelling prose, and now it’s coming for ‘kind’. To...

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Is freelance freedom actually a trap?

“Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light not its shadows.” Paulo Coelho Freedom to be on the school run, to yoga straight after, to pack up my laptop and work in a cafe because I fancy a change of scenery.  Freedom to choose when I work and when I play;...

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Taking control: women and wanking

The over-riding notion has always been men enjoy sex, while women endure it. A comprehensive analysis of 33 studies over an 80 year period has shown that only 25% of women consistently orgasm during vaginal intercourse. Around half of women sometimes orgasm; 20%...

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Dear Broflakes: about that Gillette ad

Dear Broflakes, About that Gillette advert… I’ll admit that at first I spent some time giggling at all your hurt feelings on Twitter. Then it dawned on me that many of you have women, girls and boys in your real lives and it stopped being funny. I get it. You’re not...

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#JanuHAIRY

“Oi Nicola! Don’t you know what a Bic is?” "Yeh, it's a pen." I yelled back. This is the first time I remember being shamed for my body hair. I was 12. Wit this quick has eluded me ever since. One Spring day some months later I stretched out my rounders-bat-legs in...

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