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Woman on Blue Monday

“Blue Monday doesn’t raise awareness about mental health – it harms our understanding of it”

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Emily Reynolds
  • A woman looking out the window
    Opinion

    “The government’s failure to act is making me feel guilty about my decisions – and I’m sick of it”

  • tom holland zendaya at a spiderman no way from home premiere
    Opinion

    “Thank you Zendaya, for reminding me not to care about being the tallest in my relationships”

  • Buffy The Vampire
    TV

    From Buffy to Twilight, what's the deal with our obsession with vampires?

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News

“Why do women of colour have to create our own urgency when one of us is killed?”

Sabina Nessa’s death serves as a stark reminder that women aren’t safe and women of colour are rarely acknowledged.

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Leah Sinclair
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Opinion

The big problem with calling today “freedom day”

The pandemic – and the threat Covid-19 poses – is far from over. So why are we celebrating like it is?

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Lauren Geall
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Stressed by social media
Life

“Being expected to have an opinion on absolutely everything is stressing me out”

The pressure to have a fully-formed opinion on everything, all the time, is exhausting.

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Gaby Conn
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News

The sad death of the laugh-cry emoji (and why it bothers us so much, really)

On TikTok, Generation Z is saying the laugh-cry emoji isn't cool anymore, along with side parts and skinny jeans. And it has hit millennials hard...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Eve Livingston
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“6 thoughts I had about that Priti Patel house party tweet”

The government just announced a new £800 penalty for people going to house parties of more than 15 people in homes and we have some thoughts...

Opinion

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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Rita Ora’s lockdown party: “yes, she did a bad thing – but is this witch hunt really necessary?”
Celebrity

“Yes, Rita Ora did a bad thing – but is this witch hunt really necessary?”

Rita Ora’s decision to host a party during lockdown is indefensible – but joining the pile-on won’t make us feel better about ourselves in the long run.

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Kayleigh Dray
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News

“On edge, elated and exhausted”: American women react to the US presidential election results

American women give their honest reaction to the results of the Biden vs Trump US presidential election results

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Katy Harrington
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Politics

Why Stacey Abrams is the real hero of the 2020 US election

But it’s not up to Black women to save the world.

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Moya Crockett
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Politics

“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

Posted by
Olivia Pace
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A woman lying on a bed with her eyes closed
Mental Health

Frustrated and overwhelmed by the ever-changing Covid situation? You’re not alone

“The emotional load of the last 6 months is starting to take it's toll”

Posted by
Kimi Chaddah
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Christobel Hastings
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“It’s time for lesbian love stories that aren’t white period dramas”

The cinematic lesbian narrative is frustratingly one-dimensional – and it's excluding the richness of our stories.

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Opinion

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.”

Posted by
Jazmin Kopotsha
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Woman holding book that reads 'Good Vibes'
Life

Can too much positivity ever be a bad thing?

Unpicking toxic positivity, and the down side to the ‘good vibes only’ mantra

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Ella Delancey
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fgm in the uk 2020
Life

“I’m a human rights barrister – and this case made me question the UK’s approach to FGM”

Barrister Charlotte Proudman discusses the case of an 11-year-old girl at risk of deportation from the UK, despite facing FGM in her home country.

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Charlotte Proudman
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Young people wearing face masks to protect from coronavirus
Opinion

“Why blaming young people for the rise in coronavirus cases is so problematic”

For months, the government has been encouraging us to eat out and see our friends – so why are young people being blamed now coronavirus cases are on the rise?

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Lauren Geall
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Fashion

“I haven’t worn jeans for two years, this is what I wear instead”

Is it time to ditch the denim?

Posted by
Billie Bhatia
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I used a private investigator find my father and only to hear that he didn’t want me
Life

“I was ghosted by my father – so I hired a private investigator to find him”

I had no idea where my father was all my life, only to find out he lives 50 miles from me and yet he still didn't want me.

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Amber-Ainsley Pritchard
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Britt Collins
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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.

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
Opinion

Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry’s deaths prove the UK needs Black Lives Matter

Two Metropolitan Police officers allegedly took selfies with the bodies of murdered Black women. It was an unabashed act of misogynoir, writes Danielle Dash.

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Danielle Dash
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