By Issy McConville
You know that scene in ‘About A Boy’, where Hugh Grant turns up to the ‘Single Mothers Alone Together’ meeting in order to meet women, despite not being a woman himself, or even a parent at all? The audience is like – Hugh! What are you doing there! That is so bad! If you recognise that it is wrong for Hugh Grant’s character to sneak into a women’s support group with underhand motives, then you are understanding the basic concept of a ‘safe space’. A safe space is (more…)
By Sophia Simon-Bashall
The best place on the internet – home to more videos than my keyboard has numbers for, including one featuring a bunch of awkward humans talking awkwardly to a camera – turned ten years old back in February. Yep, for 10 whole years we have been avoiding responsibilities of the real world by watching videos of cats doing odd things. Oh, it’s been a great decade.
By Anna Hill
I was really inspired by a speech that Eva made at a no more page 3 protest (the full text of which you can read here), where she talked about how the campaign had given her a voice, and empowered her to act, not just for NMP3 but for other important issues too! In response I thought I would interview some of the voices that are important, honest, hard working and inspiring in current UK Teen Girl activism. Who better to start with than Eva herself?! (more…)
By Becky Dudley
For many people in minority groups, life is a constant struggle of swimming against the tide. I’m not talking about the big things: the tsunamis and sharks of racism, transphobia, sexism, homophobia and so on. All of those issues are, obviously, huge and dangerous and wholly important. However, they are not the only creatures lurking in an ocean that doesn’t quite accept you. Even when we avert these dangers, we are fighting currents: the small reminders that we are, really, very tiny tiddlers in a vast and mighty sea. (more…)
By Rosangela Melendez
I hated mirrors as a child.
Small eyes, short eyelashes, big nose, thin lips, eyebrows in need of grooming,
round, chubby face, and a short neck.
Whenever I looked at my reflection, I did not see anything worth liking. I did not think I was beautiful. I wanted to be beautiful. I wanted to be a Disney princess, but I knew I could never be one. (more…)