Posts by: Content Team

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...

“Everyone gets depressed,” my dad would say, rolling his eyes at me and my mother when we spoke openly about our mental health. He didn’t understand depression; the closest he had gotten to mental disorder was in the long ago loving embrace of her arms, his fingers tickling the fine hairs on her pale skin. Dad never...

Every few years, I see an image of the Gulabi Gang circulating the internet. Dressed in pink saris and armed with sticks, the caption tells us that they are a gang of women in India who beat up domestic abusers and rapists. This public image of the gang is central to the debate on the existence of the Gulabi Gang in...

“Just make sure you have a plan for what to do after.” These were the words of advice my eldest brother gave me as I entered my second year of uni. He was trying to look out for me and prepare me early, as he had been plan-less after he graduated from uni, and he recalled it as the worst year of his life before he...

‘The Warrior in a Pink Sari’, a ‘Woman of the Revolution’… just two of the terms used to describe the Indian social activist Sampat Pal, whose life is depicted in the groundbreaking play ‘Pink Sari Revolution’ – running this November at Northern Stage. Our reviewer Humera Mahzar caught up with director Suba Das ahead of the...

How many canonically asexual or aromantic characters from pop culture can you name? My guess is not many. There are lists out there, like Claudie Arsenault’s Aromantic and Asexual Speculative Fiction Database. But the fact that asexual and aromantic people have to resort to hunting through lists to find more than the...

“How can you be with her when she doesn’t love you?” “She does love me, in her own way.” That is as simple as it should be – yet, it rarely ever is. Aromantics may not ever experience romantic attraction (although some do) but that doesn’t mean that romantic relationships are necessarily off the table. Aromantic...