Zoella Beauty

This weekend I indulged a little and ordered the Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar, Beauty Bag and Scented Candle. When I first heard of Zoella’s pamper range I wasn’t too fussed but there’s something about the packaging, the product names and the actual products themselves that intrigued me! They collectively look adorable, with a unifying coral and polka dot … More Zoella Beauty

Emma and Equality

As if to perfectly demonstrate the point, various so called ‘hackers’ are threatening to release nude pictures of Emma Watson, following her incredible speech at the UN. The speech made by Emma, encouraging support for the HeforShe campaign was truly magnificent. It identified so many of the problems modern feminism faces, and invites men to … More Emma and Equality

Summer Reads

With the days getting longer and Britain experiencing some uncharacteristic sunshine I decide to do what any good person does, and dive into the book shop rather than sunbathe. I picked up some interesting sounding books in Waterstones and am looking forward to carefully reading every word without creasing the spine (it’s definitely not just … More Summer Reads

The Red Light District

Whilst on a recent holiday to Amsterdam I became fascinated with the Red Light District, and slightly obsessed with the history of it. There was something so ancient and primitive about the entire area. Somehow it was a contemporary manifestation of how I imagine the brothels of Pompeii would have been. With brothels only being … More The Red Light District

Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review

Whilst Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank is clearly associated with William Shakespeare, the theatre also puts on regular productions of new works and the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. A new performance for the summer of 2013 is Gabriel, a raucous romp through some titillating tales of the time, held together centrally by the music of … More Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review

Feminism from on High

Girls the world over force their feet into heels come Friday night, desperately seeking the glamour and sophistication so often associated with wearing stilettos. Do we really need to be doing this to ourselves? And, more appropriately for me, where do tall girls stand when it comes to heels? The feminist in me argues that … More Feminism from on High

Body Talk – Feminism and Body Image

Feminism moves in mysterious ways, whether through outright activism, education, news articles and the following discussions, or advertising. The latest advert to both play on and question the pressures we put on women comes from Kerry Low Low, marketing a range of low fat spreads and cheeses. Their clever marketing campaign http://youtu.be/zNAR5T_DSvs challenges the stereotypical … More Body Talk – Feminism and Body Image