• Sex Education Failed Me and Every Girl in my Class

    en we were in secondary school, an all girl school, I remember distinctly being sat in a classroom for our PSHE lessons, and one day we were on the topic of sex education. We had 4 lessons on Sex Education, during our year 9 class. Not many at all...
  • Emma + Emma Forever

    Emma Watson is one of those celebrities that is admittedly, universally loved. The automatic association with her beloved character of Hermione in the Harry Potter series makes her a love of millions, and throughout her adulthood she has continued to be both an interesting and inspirational individual, influencing many young...
  • The Negative Side of Body Positivity: Whitewashing

    Once upon a time, the words “body positivity” used to relate to people like Lady Gaga and her epic meat dress (which has its own Wikipedia page by the way), just because she expressed herself. Did you know that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about themselves...
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Emily Casey: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Lucy Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender;...
  • Creative Corner: Small Spaces by Emily Mae

    When I read that the national average is a size 16 Like we’re all statistics in a clothing regime That I’m three sizes short of, but still considered by some as ‘fat’ For my wide hips and lack of a thigh gap I question why I care, but can’t...
  • Press For Progress: Why Lilly Singh is Revolutionising Late Night TV

    Nearly 100 years ago, British women gained the right to vote for the first time. Fast forward to 1986, Joan Rivers became the first woman to have her own late-night talk show on Fox. Now, in 2019, Lilly Singh has become first woman to host her own late-night TV...
  • Galentine’s Day: Ladies celebrating ladies

    Happy Galentine’s Day! Though it may not be an official holiday (yet), we’re putting Galentine’s day on the calendar and here’s why you should too. ‘What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year’ – Leslie Knope “February 13th marks Galentine’s day, a day for celebrating...