Real Life

  • 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
  • Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?
    Life

    The disturbing true story that inspired autumn’s most controversial horror film

    Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • Life

    ‘Like most women, I developed this common infection. Unlike most women, it almost killed me’

    "I was vomiting; my heart rate was rising and rising. My blood oxygen levels were also low, making it hard for me to breathe"

    Posted by
    Emily Reynolds
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “I’m worried about the environment - so I’ve decided not to have children”

    Emma Olliff explains how her concern about humans' environmental impact led her to decide against having children

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published