Incorporating 1970’s fashion into your winter wardrobe

The 1970’s was a decade of cultural and political change, unforgettable music, and undoubtedly incredible fashion. Its fashion reflected the social and political environment perfectly with the relaxed fits and earthy tones; exemplifying the resistance to ongoing oppression and the peaceful undertones to people’s attitudes. As we know, fashion trends are constantly being recycled from…

The ALT: The alternative BLT

This ALT is one of @mummylentil’s earliest recipes and a real crowd-pleaser. They often serve it to groups of friends as the perfect hungover breakfast snack. Over time, the ingredients of the ALT have changed and developed to emulate even better the key flavour groups of salt, fat, and smoky umami of real (!) bacon….

Witches Gone Wild: The feminism behind witchcraft

Witchcraft, with its traditional practitioners generally being women, has many ties to feminist concepts. In European history, we see that witchcraft (and often herbal healing) was a way for women to have agency over their own lives, livelihood and beliefs. However, as always, nonconforming women were and still are threatening to patriarchal power structures. Subsequently, the whole…

Covid-19 and Cuffing Season: When two worlds collide

It’s officially cuffing season: The time of year where singles couple up to keep warm during the cold winter months. But unlike previous years, cuffing season and a global pandemic converge – and the pressure is on for people to lock down with a partner before the days darken and the temperature drops.  Definition, please?…

The contraceptive pill was made by men, for men. I’m not okay with that

The pill started its life liberating women, but as technology advances and other options become available, does it still free us from our shackles? Note: while this article explores what contraception means for women’s liberation, we of course acknowledge that not all women menstruate, and not all people who menstruate are women. Nevertheless, access to…

Witches Gone Wild: Being open to the world of woo

The little-known worlds of witchcraft and woo are places most people would not consider to step foot into, unless maybe foolishly dabbling with a Ouija board in the run up to Halloween. Aside from the stereotypes of contacting spirits or casting spells, there is a lot more to modern witchcraft and spirituality than meets the…

Vegan Sri Lankan cauliflower curry

Hannah Steiner shares with us a warming and fragrant cauliflower curry, perfect for those looking for authentic South Asian food with a vegan spin. A friend of mine travelled around Sri Lanka a couple of years ago and picked up this delicious coconutty recipe along the way. This dish usually uses chicken thighs, but I…

The Online Dating Generation: Are we too selective when looking for love?

The growth of technology in previous years has resulted in a significant increase in digital interaction —  from close family members to strangers. Along with social media, online dating has become a big part of this presence, with one in six marriages beginning online as of 2015. As people move online hoping to find new…

Is J.K. Rowling’s latest book transphobic?

By Megan Hill J.K. Rowling recently released the fifth book in the ‘Strike’ series, Troubled blood under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. A fitting name for a novel with an indeed troubling message. The Telegraph first summarised the overriding moral of the book as “never trust a man in a dress.” Pair this sentiment with raging…