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9 reasons why voting matters

In the UK, the local elections will be held on Thursday 6 May and you have until this Monday (19 April) to register to vote. So if you haven’t already, now is the time. But why does voting matter? Here, I explain: 1) Your voice should be heard If you’re over the age of 18 […]

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Marking International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an important date in the calendar. It is a day to celebrate women, globally and to push for change. The origins of IWD People don’t seem clear about when and where International Women’s Day started. But it was fully adopted as a women’s movement in around 1967. The United Nations began […]

Why this day is all about Galentine’s

Galentine’s Day, which is celebrated on February 14th, alongside Valentine’s. But whilst Valentine’s tends to celebrate romantic love, on Galentine’s we appreciate our pals. This celebration was first referenced in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, but the term (and day) is now used to celebrate friendship. Because love isn’t just abut your partner. Personally, […]

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How to make 2021 your best year yet

2021 has already thrown many of us a curve ball or two. You may be reading this whilst sat in national lockdown, you may be worrying about your job, or perhaps you’re wondering if this year’s holiday will go ahead. Whatever your predicament, it’s important to remember that you do have some control over 2021 […]

Nailing your Christmas preparations

Are bossy women organised too? Sometimes! But as the festive period approaches, it’s important to prepare accordingly, so that you can have a stress-free Christmas. So here are my tips for nailing your Christmas preparations. 1) Clear some space If you have a lot of stuff, then it might be wise to clear some space […]

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Three reasons to watch season 4 of The Crown

This week, season 4 of The Crown launched on Netflix. The Crown, for those that don’t know, is a historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. But the queen isn’t the only reason to watch this show. What’s it all about? The fourth series spans from 1977 to 1990. Thatcher’s premiership is portrayed […]

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The importance of Kamala Harris’s victory

Kamala Harris is the vice president elect, making her the first female vice-president of the United States. This is a historic moment for women and girls across the globe, because it shows that women can achieve anything. Harris, who is 56 years old, is also the first black and Indian-American person to be elected to […]

Hobbies and self development

One of things that 2020 has brought many of us, is a new hobby. A lot of people have been spending more time at home and the spare time has allowed them to explore their interests. But whilst a hobby is often a positive thing to take up for your mind and inner-tranquility, it also […]

Smashing the glass ceiling

The ‘glass ceiling’ is a metaphor given to describe the invisible barrier that women face when aiming for success. But does it exist? And if it does, how can you break through it? What does the glass ceiling look like? The glass ceiling is a subtle type of discrimination where you can’t realise opportunities, despite […]

Owning insults

An insult is when somebody uses a term, or a phrase with the intention of treating you with disrespect or scornful abuse. We have all been insulted in one way or another, but I think we should own insults. Here I explain why. Sticks and stones We’ve all heard the rhyme: ‘sticks and stones may […]