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  • Katie Piper
    People

    Katie Piper recalls frightening moment she rescued children from burning building

    “I had to go against every ounce of my body which was telling me to run,” says Katie Piper.

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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  • Beauty

    Make-up isn’t trivial. For these 4 women, it was life-changing

    An acid attack survivor, a trans activist, a woman who escaped domestic abuse and a cancer patient discuss the healing power of beauty products

    Posted by
    Kate Faithfull-Williams
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  • Life

    3 women on whether the government’s new domestic abuse bill goes far enough

    A survivor, a legal expert and a campaigner discuss the merits of the government’s ‘landmark’ new legislation.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Long Reads

    “I’m starting IVF but I’m not sure I really want children”

    “It’s all systems go but, wait, how did we get here? Are we sure, am I sure…?”

    Posted by
    Lyndsey Hunt-Slade
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “I survived 41 days of being shipwrecked at sea. This is my story”

    Back in September 1983, Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set out on a three-week trip that would change the course of their lives...

    Posted by
    Stylist Team
    Published
  • Bride criticised for trying to bully black bridesmaid into a plantation wedding
    Life

    Bride criticised for trying to bully black bridesmaid into a plantation wedding

    “How do I convince her that she’s being ridiculous and that what happened was a long time ago and has no bearing on my wedding?”

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “How a therapist helped me through my mum’s suicide”

    “When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me”

    Posted by
    Mary-Jane Wiltsher
    Published
  • People

    “Why I won’t report being sexually assaulted by my colleague”

    23% of women aged 16-30 have been sexually harassed at work - but only 8% report it

    Posted by
    Stylist Team
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “Why I had to cut my dad out of my life for my mental health”

    “Family is a privilege, not a right”

    Posted by
    Stylist Team
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

    The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis

    Posted by
    Sarah Baba
    Published