Bechdel Badasses

“She’s such a slut. And she’s not even pretty.” I forgot my headphones on the train today, and this is what I found myself overhearing on the ride home. From what I soon gathered, the teenage speaker behind this snippet had been rejected by her love interest. He had fallen for someone else, and it…

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Instagram Intersectionality: Even More Bloggers for the Feminist Makeup Lover

We are back again, with Part 2 of our intersectional Instagram piece! If you’d like to check out Part 1, link is here. Below are some more fantastic beauty bloggers to make your Instagram feed more intersectional and way more feminist! Brandi.xo ⚡️😈 Another shot of yesterday's face. _______________________________________________________ XEYES: @nyxcosmetics matte bronzer light as…

Diversity in a Virtual Universe

There were two occasions in high school where I was received an invitation to a party – both being last minute pity offerings via Facebook Events. I appreciated the inclusion nonetheless, and also, the fact that they were costume parties. Although the idea of social shindigs themselves instilled me with a great deal of anxiety,…

Ill Squared

Last week I caught a cold. Usually, this wouldn’t be breaking news. I used to catch tonsillitis every school holiday, and have narrowly missed being able to have my tonsils removed several times. However, that was when I wasn’t permanently ill. That was when I was in my devil-may-care days, when the common cold could…

Mum’s The Word

One day I was feeling blue. I got in touch with a shrink. We met. So affable, she was. It was refreshing to have her listening and interacting instead of trying the usual shrink tricks like nodding, jotting and staring. We had a real conversation. After our talk, she told me that I needed to…