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Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Entertainment, Exhibition, Featured
Words: Lavinia Petrucci | Subbing: Joanne Clark Stylist Live was better than ever in its third edition, this time at Olympia London. Between inspirational talks and various freebies, no one left empty handed. Stylist Live got bigger and better last weekend at Olympia London. The three-day festival included more than 200 pop-up shops and inspiring talks and workshops. This year the amount of focus on books was extraordinary. On Saturday, the book war was between Labour MP Jess Philips with her book Everywoman opposite the actor and comedian Robert Webb with his How Not to be a Boy. One of the most packed sessions was certainly the discussion on How to be Brave: Speaking up against racism. With two extraordinary panellists like Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer
Is your size too big for your sexiness?

Is your size too big for your sexiness?

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Today, in 2017, a woman’s sexiness is no longer solely about lace tights, elegant makeup, and pure femininity. Although we still can’t avoid making the judgement based on one’s appearance, women have the right to express their personalities and at the same time feel good about it. BBC News recently reported that a US TV host went viral, after a body shaming social media post commenting on her body shape. Demetria Obilor, said to be "too curvy for her dress", made a video response with absolute pride of her self-image and zero cares given to the judgements.       “This is the way I’m built. This is the way I was born.” A social media post body-shaming a US TV host went viral. So Demetria Obilor made a video response saying, “I’m not going anywhere.” #bodyconf
The One Show’s one big pay gap

The One Show’s one big pay gap

Entertainment, Film & TV, Uncategorized
Words Claudia Jackson | Subbing: Tracey Popoola One Show presenter Alex Jones has revealed that co-host Matt Baker gets paid up to £50,000 more than her annually. After sitting next to each other for over six years on the evening show, the topic of pay never came up. She told the Mirror: “Matt and I never discussed wages, but I assumed we got the same.” The news of this difference in pay became apparent to Jones just two months after she returned to the One Show couch after her maternity leave for her first son, Teddy. https://instagram.com/p/BXi9UQ5DI2T/ Since the BBC’s top earners list was released earlier this year, Jones is not the only female presenter at the BBC that was left feeling underappreciated and underpaid. Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Angela Rippon ar

Exploring modern feminism through the medium of theatre

Arts, theatre, Theatre
Samantha Ellis, author of How to date a Feminist, says men can be feminists too — but can they really? Reporter: Sarah Louhichi I Sub-Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi Steve and Kate are in love but, when proposing, Steve says: “Before you say anything, I want to apologise. I want to apologise for the patriarchy.” This is because Steve is a feminist. How to Date a Feminist is a fantastic play that explores the possibilities of feminism in a hilarious rom-com type production. Everything would be great if it wasn’t for their exes; on the one hand we have Carina, Steve’s feminist ex, who meets his mom more frequently than he does. On the other we have Ross, who's Kate’s slightly macho ex, and also her current boss. Not to mention, their parents are two individuals who couldn’t be more
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