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  • Hidden Lessons Book
    Books

    Confessions of a young, newly qualified teacher

  • Chess board
    Careers

    “I urge every woman to join a trade union – here’s why”

  • The back of a woman looking out of the window
    Relationships

    “I’m single, in my 30s and want to move out of home – but I’m South Asian so it’s not that easy”

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Work and relationships: how career comparison can affect our romantic relationships
Relationships

“I’m sick of feeling like my career isn’t as important as my partner’s because I earn less”

How much is career comparison affecting your relationship?

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Amy Beecham
Published
two friends
Books

“Why I started to question if I’d ever want another white friend”

While co-writing her new novel, Christine Pride was forced to confront difficult questions, including what another white friend would bring to her life.

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Christine Pride
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Shon Faye
Books

Shon Faye on TERFs, trolls and the reality of being trans today

In her powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the ‘transgender issue’ to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society.

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Shon Faye
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Girl sews up a broken heart with sewing needle.
Books

“It took a crushing breakup to make me realise I’d lost myself in my relationship”

Author of My Body Keeps Your Secrets, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, on the realisation she came to when her relationship fell apart.

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Lucia Osborne-Crowley
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Katie Bishop
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“My boss has no idea what boundaries mean – what can I do?”

One woman says her boss told her she needs to be online 24 hours a day.

antidepressants highs and lows
Mental Health

3 women describe the highs and lows of taking antidepressants

How antidepressants have affected the relationships, work and social lives of three young women.

Posted by
Amerley Ollennu
Published
How “motivating” is motivational content really?
Opinion

“Why all this ‘motivational content’ on social media is really starting to grate on me”

Have all the positive affirmations we see on Instagram lost their charm for us?

Posted by
Anita Ghosh
Published
working from home
Careers

“I moved out of the city, but now my boss says I must go back to the office. Can they make me?”

One woman says she had no choice but to resign from a job she really enjoyed and she isn’t alone.

Posted by
Amber Sunner
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Rough by Rachel Thompson.
Books

“We don’t owe anyone sex”: women share stories of men who expected sex as payback

In her explosive new book Rachel Thompson explores how sexual violence has found its way into the bedroom.

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Rachel Thompson
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Women share the most important advice they have been given on break-ups
Relationships

8 women share the best advice they ever received about breakups

“Let go of the need for closure” and other pearls of wisdom.

Posted by
Anita Ghosh
Published
Author Anna Lou Walker has debunked myths in The Little Book of Vaginas.
Health

Hymens, sex and sharks: 8 common myths about the vagina debunked

Author of The Little Book Of Vaginas, Anna Lou Walker, helps separate fact from fiction.

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Anna Lou Walker
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Anchal Seda
Published

“Everyone wants to be the fairest of them all”: the reality of colourism for South Asian women

“Getting darker was the number one thing for me to steer clear of,” writes Anchal Seda.

Woman walking along the beach
Relationships

“What happened when I bumped into ‘the one that got away’ 15 years later”

Author Jenny Oliver on the one unexpected feeling she had when she met an old flame.

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Jenny Oliver
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"Being racially fetishised is stripping away who you are, taking your personality out of the equation"
Books

“The fetishisation of mixed women is still rife – I know firsthand”

Author Natalie Morris on why racial fetishisation is so damaging.

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Morgan Cormack
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man at window
News

“Why we must start treating misogynistic extremism as what it is – terrorism”

“When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When he’s an incel”, writes Laura Bates.

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Laura Bates
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Self-love: this journal will help you to “fall in love with yourself”
Books

How to fall in love with yourself and master self-acceptance

“Think of self-love as though it’s a plant needing to be nourished and nurtured.”

Posted by
Anna Barnes
Published
Colleagues in an office
Careers

Difficult work colleagues? Here are 6 ways to deal with toxic teammates

“Many teams have someone who makes things more difficult than they need to be.”

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Pam Hamilton
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Relationships

‘Reply only’ friends: how to deal with that one mate who never asks about you

Are you always the first to message friends who never return the courtesy? We ask women to share their ‘reply only’ friend experiences and get expert advice.

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Morgan Cormack
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Devinder Bains
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“Why can’t I stop crying the week before my period is due?”

A late train, a sad film, forgetting something on your shopping list, the smallest thing can trigger tears in some women those few days before their period.

Niamh Walsh,
Relationships

“I was virtual bridesmaid for my brother’s wedding and it was perfect”

When the pandemic meant one woman couldn’t attend her baby brother’s wedding in person, she did everything she could to be as present as possible.

Posted by
Niamh Walsh
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