Sense and Sensitivity

I am thin-skinned, hysterical, irrational. "Stop being so sensitive," they lecture, forgetting that it's in my nature, that it's as much a part of me as my eyes are green. I’m easily affected. It’s both an inconvenience and a blessing having a heightened sensitivity to the world.

#PodcastPick – Getting Curious: Jameela Jamil

When I saw that Jonathan Van Ness had interviewed Jameela Jamil for his podcast Getting Curious this week, I knew it was going to be glorious. Queer Eye’s resident hair guru and all-round wholesome shiny star, Jonathan is an effervescent interviewer, but he doesn’t shy away from the serious. He met with the actress and activist to talk body image, self-love, and her role as the loveably snobbish and extraordinarily elegant Tahani, on NBC’s The Good Place.

Disconnected

Dry January, Veganuary, January diets… As the Monday of the year draws to an end, plenty are looking forward to easing off on the self-restriction in February. And yet, one friend of the mag has a diet of a different kind planned… a social media cleanse.

The First Time I Called Myself a Feminist

I’d like to say it was a moment of triumphant epiphany but, like a lot of people, I don’t exactly remember the first time I called myself a feminist. For a long time, sheltered as I was by white-middle-class privilege, I didn’t recognise feminism was something that we still desperately need. When I was at school, I knew about extreme instances of rape culture, and was often subjected to ‘get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich’ jokes - but I thought of equality as something we’d already achieved.

6 Bedside Table Books for 2019

Betwixtmas is over, New Year has come and gone and we’re all finally running out of Christmas chocolate. As we muddle our way through the first week back at work, it’s comforting to know that there’s a pile of delicious books waiting for us by the bed, to sink into the moment we get home. So, if you need a little reading list inspiration for 2019, here are some of our favourites to get you started…

7 Binge-worthy Shows to Watch this Winter

Hibernation period is upon us! If the darker evenings don’t coincide with a significant increase in sofa time, are you really doing winter? SO, instead of feeling guilty that you missed the gym again or fretting about your extortionate heating bill, put the kettle on, grab a blanket and settle down with one of our least problematic faves…

#PodcastPick – Griefcast: Episode 63

This week’s #PodcastPick is episode 63 of Cariad Lloyd’s Griefcast! For a little context about the show, it’s not as sad as it sounds. A comedian herself, Cariad presents the podcast with her usual quick and whimsical wit. She approaches these discussions of grief with both kindness and curiosity; her interest in the emotion stemming from the death of her father when she was 15.