Long Reads

All of the long form articles from Stylist to bookmark and read on your commute

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    International Friendship Day: “What a breakup in my 30s taught me about friendship"

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    “How a lockdown romance helped me face my fear of dating”

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    “I stood up to my office bullies and it changed my life for the better”

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“Why lockdown made me want to move out of London”

As lockdown eases in the UK, three women explain why living in London isn't as appealing as it used to be.

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Katie Bishop
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Adam Kay reveals what we should all be doing to help the NHS

The former doctor talks to Stylist about his new book.

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Hollie Richardson
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"Don't call me BAME, my identity is so much more than that"

Why are we the communities of people who make up a significant 14% of the population, still lumped together under the dated title of BAME?

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Namitha Aravind
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"I'm experiencing lockdown from safari in South Africa, this is what it's been like"

A snapshot of what the global coronavirus pandemic has looked like for a woman stuck abroad, working on a nature reserve in the Sabi Sands.

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Britt Collins
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Ella Glover
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"My twin and I finally spoke about them coming out as trans and it changed both of our lives"

An overdue conversation helped Ella become a better trans ally.

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How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

The current bill ignores migrant women – a glaring omission at a time when the UK’s racial inequalities are being laid bare.

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Pragna Patel
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“Why I’m rejecting the ‘strong black woman’ narrative”

“It is frustrating being pigeon-holed into the narrow paradigms of what people expect from a young black woman.”

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Dahaba Ali Hussen
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“I’m a final year student nurse – Covid-19 is just the tip of the iceberg”

One student nurse explains the realities to Stylist.

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Hannah Coles
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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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Jenny McCall
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“Why it’s vital that we hear LGBTQ stories of hope and joy”

These stories from LGBTQ+ pioneers are a celebration of joy we all need to hear.

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Christobel Hastings
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“How these Instagram accounts helped me in coming out”

A love letter to the unique and welcoming communities formed online.

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Rosalind Jana
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Jess Denham
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10 of the most comforting podcasts to listen to if you feel lonely

Loneliness affects us all. Whether you need some company in the middle of the night or to know you're not alone in grief, find a comforting podcast here.

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A sleep expert breaks down the basics of how to get a good night’s sleep

From when to stop drinking caffeine to the presence of phones in the bedroom, Hope Bastine shares her top tips.

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Stylist Team
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Lockdown drinking: how our relationship with alcohol has changed.
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“I was 4 months sober when we went into lockdown – this is what it’s been like”

Three women share their very real and differing experiences of alcohol in lockdown.

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Hollie Richardson
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Are you having more headaches during lockdown? This could be why

Feel like you’re experiencing more headaches than usual during lockdown? You’re not alone.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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5 easy ways to protect your neck and back while working from home

11 million Brits are in pain from using their home office equipment. Here's how to instantly upgrade the safety of your home office.

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Lillian Antonio
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How workplaces can be better environments for black employees

“If you, as a white person, are frustrated and angered by police brutality and you are passionate about reform, then you can start in your workplace.”

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Danielle Dash
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How will lockdown change in England from today? We unpick the new rules

England has entered phase 2 of the government's lockdown exit plan, but what does that mean?

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Lauren Bravo
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How childhood dinners became our favourite lockdown trend

Are you craving potato waffles, fish fingers and baked beans? You’re not alone.

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Essential advice for anyone worried about being isolated while in a toxic relationship

We’ve spoken to experts and charities about the best way to seek advice and support.

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Erin Cardiff
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