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Find out who we are, and where we’re headed.

Iwas so unprepared for Verbal Remedy to storm into my life that I nearly missed our first radio show. There were simply too many things to take in at the beginning of my final year at university that I nearly sacked the whole thing off. I thought of the name literally hours before – without looking it up to see if it...

***This page is being updated as more events come in. To tell us yours, comment below or email info@verbalremedy.co.uk*** Conferences and Panel Discussions All-day women’s conference at Teesside University Venue: Teesside University When: Wednesday 8th March, 9am More info Inspiring Women Conference 2017 Venue:...

In March 2016, Google searches for ‘International Men’s Day’ were nearly double that of the searches made during November 2015. In case you’re wondering, International Men’s Day is November 19th. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to guess what happens on March 8th. We’ve never had a Men’s Health month on Verbal Remedy...

Whatever topics you like to read on VR – be they sport, mental health, or feminism – it’s pretty clear that our issues do not exist in a vacuum. We are a tiny island floating about in the North Sea. More recently, our powers have been used as part of a larger movement – a promise we made to ourselves and to 28 other...

“For me, it’s got to be The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This film is important to me in two ways: firstly, it was the first French language film that I not only learnt to understand without subtitles but also truly appreciate as well. Secondly, the subject matter is life changing; it’s based on the true story of Elle...

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood helped me through a really difficult phase in my life, and I Capture The Castle has forever been a book that manages to cheer me up, no matter how bleak things are. Sebastiaan Les thanatonautes, by Bernard Werber, which is the first book of a serie of five. It’s a philosophic...

“Hello everyone, welcome to this year’s Mind the Gap Conference and thank you very, very much to all the volunteers and the organising team for letting me come and speak! Mental health is sometimes a really hard topic to speak about, even when it’s not your own mental health at the forefront of the conversation, so I...

Call it a good memory, call it high levels of anxiety or simply call it being a woman, but I have kept in my head little moments of life everyone else has probably forgotten. I remember being called a monkey by a spiteful little girl in my class in primary school. My ears stuck out, I hadn’t started plucking my...

And what a year it’s been! Here’s what we’ve achieved in the past 365 days: January: The Consent Campaign Begins The start of 2015 also marked the start of our first fully funded campaign on sexual consent. Things kicked off with a giant sex survey, which a whopping 498 of you completed, so thanks very much if you were...