Blinded by diet culture

I’ve been blinded by diet culture since my early teenage years. Throughout the years, I realised that it deprived me of meaningful relationships and personal development. I know that I’m not the only one under the influence of this toxic culture which limits personal development. I’m pretty sure we are all on the same page…

Triggered on Depop

Hidden amongst the vintage gems there’s a lot of harmful content on Depop – but who’s really responsible? My relationship with fashion can be summed up with these two facts: 1) I only buy second-hand, and 2) while I adore clothes, I really, really hate the physical act of shopping. There is no joy to…

My education made me a feminist for all the wrong reasons

By Marie Goodwin Feminism today is still viewed by many as an outdated relic of the past. Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of us have been fooled into thinking all the hard work has been done. At twenty-one, I have already experienced a myriad of pretty anti-feminist encounters that have led me to proudly…

I am sick of bartending equalling objectification

By Olivia Stringer I thoroughly enjoy bartending. I enjoy making cocktails, staying for drinks after work, chatting to slightly bevved customers. What I do not love is the inherent sexism which seems to exist in every single alcohol serving establishment in the United Kingdom. It appears that men (usually middle aged and whom almost always…

Ageing like a fine vintage: Reflecting on the world of sustainable fashion

By John Ogundele On a classic rain-soaked Manchester evening, sheltered under the roof of a photography studio, I had an aha moment. I was, in fact, attending Manchester’s Sustainable Fashion Party, an event celebrating local businesses and independent creatives working to make fashion more sustainable. I wasn’t struck with the solution to Hawking’s Black Hole…