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The Stylist Opinions section features opinion pieces from authors on feminist issues and current affairs currently affecting young professional woman

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    “Sexualised or shunned”: what it’s like to be a fat woman on social media today

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    How the government’s coronavirus U-turns are affecting our mental health

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    “I never give or get Christmas presents and I still have a great time – you should try it!”

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Here’s what a young Muslim feminist wants you to know about Islamophobia in the UK

Shahed Ezaydi explains how white feminism – and its centring of the white female experience – feeds into Islamophobic attitudes.

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Shahed Ezaydi
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“As an only child I’m feeling the weight of Christmas Day guilt and which parent to choose”

“It’s felt like a bigger deal this year as this is the first time I’m actually having to pick between them”

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Megan Murray
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The big problem with calling Hannah Spearritt’s baby news a “secret pregnancy”

The S Club 7 star chose not to announce her pregnancy before giving birth – and that’s 100% OK.

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Lauren Geall
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2020 wasn’t the worst year of all time. We can prove it

This year may have all the grace of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on, but it’s still had its charms.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Hollie Richardson
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“Why do I still not have enough time to get stuff done in lockdown?”

One writer shares the guilt she feels around not “doing enough” right now.

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“Has relying on voice notes created fake intimacy between me and my friends?”

Is it damaging to purely use this one-sided style of communication to stay connected?

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Anonymous
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“My birthday plans have been cancelled overnight, and now I really am done with 2020”

Feeling frustrated and disappointed?

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Megan Murray
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Lockdown 2: The only thing you should be panic-buying this time around
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The one and only thing you should be “panic buying” right now

Step away from the toilet paper and read this.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Dispatches: Growing Up Poor aired on Channel 4 this week.
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This 2019 documentary perfectly predicted what is happening in the UK right now

And you can still watch it now.

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Hollie Richardson
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A Black fire: Grenfell and racism’s impact on a community tragedy

"It really does something to the psyche to be shown time and again, how much your government doesn’t care about your community"

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Idman Omar
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“Lockdown in the dark brings so many new fears and challenges”

"Lockdown in March was hard – and that was when the mornings were getting lighter and the evenings were getting longer."

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Megan Murray
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Megan Murray
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“Without pubs and restaurants, I’m scared of how staying inside will affect my mental health”

"It’s the latest news in a constant push and pull which has left me feeling confused, drained and scared."

Feeling flat
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Feeling emotionally flat? Don’t worry, you’re not alone

Life coach Leanne Evans gives us her top tips

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Felicity Thistlethwaite
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Black History Month 2020: “We have a responsibility to honour what we’ve been through this year”

“My heart is heavy and fragile, but it’s also optimistic about what we have the power to do.”

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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“I’m going to create new traditions this Christmas, instead of dwelling on old ones”

“This could be an opportunity for a Christmas which doesn’t blend into the rest, maybe I’ll do something for me, or for others.”

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Megan Murray
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“ITV’s Honour misses a huge opportunity to tell Banaz Mahmod’s story”

“This is not the story of a vulnerable courageous woman who wanted to live,” says Mariam Khan. “It’s a story about the police who failed her.”

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Mariam Khan
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“I paid someone to re-organise my house Marie Kondo-style”

Would you ask someone to professionally tidy your home?

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Megan Murray
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As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic
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“As a disabled person, my healthcare has been forgotten in the pandemic”

“The government needs to care for people with disabilities, otherwise coronavirus may not be the only killer illness in this pandemic.”

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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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Hajar J. Woodland
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What is WhatsApp doing to our friendships in lockdown?

A lot of us are scared to blue tick are friends, but is being present online all the time healthy?

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The elderly aren’t expendable, so why do we talk about Covid as if they are?

“We shouldn’t expect our grandparents to lock themselves away so we can have an extra pint.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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