The new documentary about the USA Gymnastics abuse scandal is vital viewing
Athlete A is not an easy watch – it may be triggering for some – but it’s an important and compelling one. The new Netflix documentary, available today, follows the 2016 investigation by a handful of Indianapolis Star reporters as they uncover decades of abuse of gymnasts by USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, and discover how his crimes were enabled and covered up by authorities. Documentary makers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk speak to many of the women abused by Nassar – 500 survivors have now come forward – including Maggie Nichols, who was on track to join the Olympic team and was the first to report Nassar, giving her the name Athlete A.
“Watching the survivors of Nassar’s abuse stand up to him in court, often with their families supporting them, is something that will stay with me for a long time,” says Stylist’s entertainment director Helen Bownass. “The cover-up that allowed this behaviour to happen for years is horrifying and anger-inducing, but the incredible bravery of these 200 women speaking out is something to behold.” Athlete A is on Netflix now
That trip to Marrakech might be on hold – but these Moroccan (and Moroccan-inspired) buys will help sate your wanderlust
BOHEMIA / £25.20
DECORATIVE BABOUCHE SLIPPERS
Handmade in Morocco, these soft leather slippers are perfect WFH footwear – and come in a rainbow of shades
CHABI CHIC / £30
BLACK & WHITE PATTERN PLATE
Inlaid with 12ct gold, this striking monochrome plate is the work of a contemporary homeware brand based in Marrakech
YSL / £100
COUTURE COLOUR CLUTCH
Be at the souks of Marrakech in spirit with these dreamy turquoises and sunset hues. Exclusively at Selfridges
FORTNUM & MASON / £4.95
RAS EL HANOUT TIN
This classic spice blend is the key to a killer tagine but works just as well in falafel, meatballs, cous cous and baked eggs
REN / £32
MOROCCAN ROSE OTTO BATH OIL
Tip a couple of glugs of Ren’s fragrant, skin-softening oil into the tub and enjoy the most luxurious soak of your life
BOHOSOUK / £60
HANDMADE BERBER CUSHION
All of Bohosouk’s products are ethically sourced from Morocco – including this comfy cushion with flashes of coral and emerald
Finding eco-friendly black-owned businesses just got a whole lot easier
In recent weeks, there’s been a renewed focus on the importance of continuously supporting black-owned businesses as a way of advancing racial justice. And if you’re keen to get involved while maintaining your eco-conscious credentials, allow us to introduce you to The Do Gooders – a directory of sustainable brands helping you find ethical alternatives to everything from beauty to banking.
The Do Gooders’ latest edit shines a light on more than 40 black-owned and black-managed businesses in the UK, all of which have sustainability at their core. Our favourites to bookmark right now? Narloa’s botanical skincare (from £7), Yala’s chic jewellery (from £10), and Home Jewels Co’s hand-poured soy candles (£6.50 each). Time to put your purchasing power to good use. Find out more
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