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Verbal Remedy’s 2018 podcast has arrived! This episode’s theme is ‘Women’s Bodies’ and how they are perceived and policed in today’s society. Be it trans women, black women, gay women or disabled women, each label comes with its own set of preconceptions and prejudices – ones we can only learn about if we listen. In just...

  A little while ago I found myself in a really bad job. The work itself was fine, but the atmosphere was stifling; in an open plan office of around 40 people there were frequent screaming matches, a dangerous post-work drinking culture and plenty of people made to pack up their desks and leave for good, in the middle...

Watching Oprah Winfrey giving her Golden Globes award speech with my daughters aged 18 and 13, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed with the sense of change. Time’s up for the those people with advantage who will no longer have the luxury of knowing that their victims will not remain silent. Growing up in the...

On the 7th of January 2018, the Golden Globes took place in the United States. In attendance were hundreds of famous, and famous-adjacent, people, dressed in black as they participated in the Time’s Up initiative. This bothered me a lot. The fact that someone can wear a black outfit (that they probably didn’t pay for)...

I keep seeing eating disorder recovery stories pop up on social media sites and a theme seems to be present amongst most. Each individual has faced the challenge of overcoming their eating disorder and have done so well, as I see heartbreaking before and after photos to accompany each individual’s amazing journey...

With 96% of 16-24 year olds using social networks it’s no longer sustainable to give yourself an outright ban – even if you know that constant scrolling, swiping and retweeting is affecting your mental health. If you’ve managed to take some time away from social media completely, we salute you. However even if you...

Not a big fan of the consumerist Christmas? Treat your friends and family to some feminist gifts from these amazing independent sellers – and be confident that you’re supporting artists and companies who care!   This gorgeous handmade tea towel is perfect for washing the dishes with – but if you’re feeling crafty...

We have all seen something we don’t like on Facebook, be it your ex on holiday with their new boyfriend or a group photo from the night you threw up drunk outside the takeaway. But what about the darker side of Facebook? The groups and pages that post the most horrific of memes and posts and photos that go against...

Our perception of beauty is moulded by the images we see promoted by the media in TV shows, movies, magazines, or on social media. We don’t see much diversity in this portrayal of beauty. This creates an unrealistic expectation in society that we have to conform to the idealistic notion that whatever current trend...

Occasionally binge-eating what felt like mountains of food in one evening is what allowed me to hide my eating disorder for years, not only from others, but also from myself. Binge eating is in itself, an eating disorder not widely recognised by the public. I imagine if a room of people were asked to draw someone with...