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Photographer Maisie Cousins Renounces The Conventional Ideals of Beauty & Sex

  Setting the Scene “Do you know this artist?” “No…” “How about this one?” “I’m afraid not”. An example of a recurring conversation with friends outside of my course. “How about Maisie Cousins?” “Um” “The one with the grassy oily bum?” “Oh wait! Yeah, I think I’ve seen that”. Born in 1992, Maisie Cousins is […]

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Free the Nipple: What It’s Given Us & Where We Go From Here

  “Don’t subject me to your shame about my body.” Free the Nipple (2014)   The Film Free the Nipple is an independent film directed by actress turned activist Lina Esco. Set in New York City, it stars Esco and New York native Lola Kirke as the instigators of nation-wide publicity stunts involving topless women […]

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A Career In The… Pharmaceutical Industry

I actually find being a female in the pharmaceutical industry highly refreshing compared to my past experiences in the IT Consultancy sector and banking world. Some of the most senior leaders in both our sector and company are female, role models which are hugely influential and inspiring to me.

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Artist Lubaina Himid Opens Up A Dialogue On Post-Colonialism

Unique, pioneering and uncompromising, black British female artist Luciana Himid is ripping up sexism and racism in our press and our history.

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Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca"

Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca”

With its haunting exploration of societal expectation and idealised womanhood, Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ is still as relevant today as it was in 1938.

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Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine’s ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys’

Viv Albertine, the progressive, punk icon: “There was no one I could identify with. No girls played electric guitar. Especially not ordinary girls like me.”

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Debbie's New Forest Range

Debbie Mulkern’s “New Forest Aromatics” Range

Each of our product reviews is championing a woman who is an expert in her industry… “The beautiful New Forest and the surrounding coastline continually inspires me, out walking the dog, riding my bike or travelling around to meetings and deliveries”.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’

In our latest book review, we’re casting a critical eye over Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest offering in light of her recent controversial comments.

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Five Reasons To Watch Sharon Horgan’s ‘Catastrophe’

Still haven’t seen Sharon Horgan’s brilliant transatlantic anti-Rom-Com? Here are five reasons to get caught up in time for Season 3.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’

The fact that I have read ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg twice already is a testament to what a great read it is, and I will admit that there is a high likelihood that I will read it a third time in the next few years.

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