“Do you have a boyfriend yet?” · By Holly Ann Golightly

While couples have to deal with the dreaded, “So, when are you having children?” question, single women don’t get off the hook. The primary question of torture: “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” Some of the strongest women I know are happily single. They have fulfilling and successful lives but their lifestyles are often not … Continue reading “Do you have a boyfriend yet?” · By Holly Ann Golightly

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Interview with Geek Girls’ Director Gina Hara

Geek Girls sounds like a film that would be right up our street doesn’t it? Well quelle surprise, it is! Director Gina Hara spent the past few years investigating the secret world of lady gamers, scientists and comic-fanatics, piecing her findings together in an insightful documentary that highlights the many barriers feminism still needs to … Continue reading Interview with Geek Girls’ Director Gina Hara

“We are the mothers of this industry” – Empowering Women With Technology

A room full of women is often a magical space. But a room full of women who are inspiring, passionate, fascinating and fiercely intelligent - speaking on their careers, their influences, and their heartfelt advice - is a truly uplifting space to be. As part of the first ever Leeds International Festival, with themes of … Continue reading “We are the mothers of this industry” – Empowering Women With Technology

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

When I was a little girl, winter was my favourite time of year. Sure, summer was great for water fights and bike rides but as far as I was concerned, winter had it all: Christmas, Halloween, Bonfire Night…. all of the sparkly, quirky, over the top fun! But after my grandparents died and my parents … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Content warning: contains references to sexual assault and the emotional impact of sexual assault. Throughout my life I have always been conscious of my body and its proportions, its changing shape and dimensions, but I have never been obsessively, acutely preoccupied with my flesh. That is, until I was raped. My once (mostly) positive relationship … Continue reading Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

I think feeling happier is something that many of us strive for, and at times the constant pursuit of happiness can leave us feeling a little burnt out or dissatisfied that our lives are not as happy as they ‘should be’. This post from Stylist magazine notes that constant happiness is not achievable and that’s ok because … Continue reading Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas