Commissions

  • Long Reads

    Feeling lonely? Here’s how to beat the 4 types of loneliness

  • dumpling recipe
    Food

    Springtime recipes: 3 delicious Russian dishes to cook at home

  • woman in bed getting ready to sleep
    Long Reads

    Feeling stressed and anxious? These yoga poses will help relax your body

Latest Stories

  • women working out in the gym
    Long Reads

    “No, praising a woman for losing weight is not a compliment”

    It may feel like flattery, but is applauding a friend’s weight loss just as unhealthy as body-shaming itself?

    Posted by
    Anonymous
    Published
  • women working around the clock
    Careers

    How to successfully launch a business in your spare time

    Unbeatable advice from four women who made it work

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published
  • People

    “Why quitting alcohol was the best decision I ever made”

    "I didn’t depend on a drink to get me through the day, but I did rely on alcohol to get me through life."

    Posted by
    Rae Ritchie
    Published
  • woman in bed
    Long Reads

    A love letter to our bedrooms, our private sanctuaries of sorrow and joy

    Is there anything nicer than spending a day in bed?

    Posted by
    Penny East
    Published
  • women skipping the gym
    Long Reads

    Why you should never let anyone make you feel guilty for skipping the gym

    “You can take a rest day or three. Permission is granted”

    Posted by
    Danni Tabor
    Published
  • bacterial vaginosis
    Long Reads

    Your most Googled questions about bacterial vaginosis, answered

    What is bacterial vaginosis, and how is it treated?

    Posted by
    Dr Anita Mitra
    Published
  • buying wine
    Food

    6 best supermarket wines created by brilliant women

    Let’s raise a glass to smashing the patriarchy, shall we?

    Posted by
    Helena Nicklin
    Published
  • pregnant woman
    Long Reads

    Why we need to talk more honestly about giving birth

    “Censoring ‘bad’ birth stories is simply another way in which women are silenced”

    Posted by
    Melanie Golding
    Published
  • be happy
    Long Reads

    Stress and anxiety: could the best cure be embracing negativity?

    Feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by trying to stay positive?

    Posted by
    Lotta Sonninen
    Published
  • shamima begum isis
    Long Reads

    “Like Shamima Begum, I was an ISIS bride who fled the UK for Syria. This is my story”

    One woman reveals what it's really like to live as a jihadi bride in Syria

    Posted by
    Chloe Govan
    Published
  • single woman
    Long Reads

    How to embrace solitude and learn to love being by yourself

    “Spending time alone is an essential part of my mental health maintenance,” says Poorna Bell

    Posted by
    Poorna Bell
    Published
  • photo of grandmother in the sand
    Long Reads

    “The surprising truths I discovered from tracing my grandmother’s footsteps in Ibiza”

    However fast we might run, we cannot lose ourselves...

    Posted by
    Tamara Colchester
    Published
  • liz dodd on her bike in front of the golden gate bridge in san francisco
    Travel

    “How I travelled the world solo for 18 months on a budget of £5,000”

    Fancy travelling the globe for the cost of a few months rent?

    Posted by
    Liz Dodd
    Published
  • happy people pleaser
    Life

    In defence of being a humble people pleaser

    The pleasure is all mine… and yours, actually, says one proud people pleaser

    Posted by
    Libby Heeley
    Published
  • honey bees in lavender
    Long Reads

    “How growing up in nature helped heal my childhood broken heart”

    When her mother mentally abandoned her, Meredith May turned to honey bees for comfort. Here, she shares her story.

    Posted by
    Meredith May
    Published
  • gynae geek
    Long Reads

    Ask Gynae Geek: your most Googled questions about adenomyosis, answered

    It’s dubbed the ‘the ugly sister of endometriosis’, but what is adenomyosis and how does it affect our health?

    Posted by
    Dr Anita Mitra
    Published
  • my lovely wife by samantha dowling
    Books

    Read the first chapter of 2019’s most gripping thriller, My Lovely Wife

    Warning: this book will keep you reading late into the night

    Posted by
    Samantha Downing
    Published
  • national stalking awareness week
    Long Reads

    “I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

    Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

    Posted by
    Katie Bishop
    Published
  • Long Reads

    Exploring the secret lives of the UK’s “chained wives”

    “It is disgusting that men can still be allowed to hold that power over women”

    Posted by
    Jennifer Lipman
    Published
  • Long Reads

    This is what it’s really like to live in a cult

    There are estimated to be at least 1,000 cults operating in the UK. Here, a former cult member shares her story

    Posted by
    Alexandra Stein
    Published