Why The Burkini Saga Is A Feminist Issue

Seeing the burkini saga unfold has laid bare intolerance and prejudice which I thought was confined to a shameful past in the history books of western societies. Never did I ever imagine that I would be living to witness it first hand.

We Should Remove The Word 'Slut' From Our Vocabulary

Melanie Sheppard 26.08.2016
Who actually determines how many sexual partners a woman can have before she is labeled a "slut"? And why is it such a bad thing for a woman to have multiple sexual partners? The stigma and guilt associated with sex needs to be removed as it is just another area in which women are held back and labeled.

My Kids Will Not Be iKids

Katie Ahmed 25.08.2016
Between all this technology and our over-structured, hectic lifestyles it's hard to find time to let kids be kids. How do we get the balance right?

4 Stress-Free Ways To Travel With Kids On Planes

Kids on planes can be such babies sometimes. Kicking chairs, screaming out, throwing up... It's almost like they're immature, inexperienced human beings who have no concern for a passenger's right to have complete silence on a flight. Are you sensing my sarcasm?

The Day My Zombie Dream Came True

Andrea Beattie 25.08.2016
The hardest part was actually trying to look angry and threatening; no one is scared by a happy, smiling zombie. After a few trials, we were off; a terrifying horde of infected charging towards their next meal.

Ryan Lochte Lied. So What Does That Mean To The Rest Of Us?

Ryan Lochte's lie shows us that often, lying just makes things worse. If we mess up, it's better to just admit it and take the consequences like a grown-up. If we lie to avoid getting into trouble, we can make a lot more trouble for ourselves, in the long run.

Anorexia Had Me Eating Out Of Its Hand For 15 Years

Millie Thomas 24.08.2016
For more than 15 years of my life I battled with this double-edged sword. On the one hand, I felt disgusted to be labelled an Anorexic (what a pathetic waste of space). Yet there was a part of me that harboured a perverse pleasure at being skinny enough to garner the label.

I Left School Without Knowing How To Read Or Write

Mark Hopkins 22.08.2016
I attended school like most children, but for me something was not right. At primary school, teachers would say: "You’re not keeping up with the class". By the time I reached high school, I was completely illiterate; I couldn't even spell basic words like ‘bread’ and ‘milk’.