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“Everything I Know About Love” – Dolly Alderton

This is most definitely one of my new favourite books. I do not know how I avoided reading it for so long, but if you are in your late teens or anywhere in your twenties you MUST read this book. After summer term at university (at home) this was the first book I devoured, I couldn’t put it down. Award-winning journalist, Dolly Alderton’s autobiography Everything I Know About Love is funny, reflective and above all unbelievably honest. From her teenage years to the age of thirty, Dolly (the book

Chidera Eggerue’s Documentary ‘Bring Back the Bush’ is Finally Breaking the Taboo on Female Body Hair

If you watch one thing this week make sure it is this. Whilst it may be uncomfortable viewing for some, Channel 4 documentary Bring Back the Bush: Where Did Our Pubic Hair Go? confronts some huge truths in regards to female pubic hair (and body hair in general), as writer and social media activist Chidera Eggerue (@theslumflower on Instagram) investigates just when it was that female pubic hair disappeared.

Over the 6 week course of the documentary, Eggerue and four of her fellow social media i

‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ – but seriously we don’t

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given has taken the book world by storm this summer with Given breaking records as the youngest author to ever hold a spot in the Top 5 of the Sunday Times Bestsellers for 10 consecutive weeks. At just 21 years old, Given is a key feminist of the 21st century with her debut novel providing an informative and empowering introduction to feminism. Constantly challenging societies outdated narratives, questioning the nature of the patriarchy, revealing the sadl

‘Exciting Times’ by Naoise Dolan, but is it that exciting?

Deemed the next Sally Rooney, Naoise Dolan’s debut novel Exciting Times tells the story of 22 year old Ava who has left Ireland for a badly-paid teaching job in Hong Kong. The novel documents the unlikely relationships she forms with banker Julian, and social media obsessed Edith. I read this book about a month ago now and I’m still trying to decide how I feel about it. Although I consumed it within two days and was therefore clearly hooked by it, on reflection I feel like nothing major really h

“A Whole New Adele”: How long will it be until Adele’s weight loss is no longer news

The media’s first glimpse into Adele’s weight loss came last December/January time when Adele was pictured on a beach in the Caribbean. Since then every single photo of Adele, whether from the media or her own Instagram account have been plastered across the tabloids with headlines deeming her 7 stone weight loss “incredible” and “mind-blowing”, and TV show This Morning even dedicating a segment to the “Secret of Adele’s Weight loss”. Adele rose to fame in 2008 with the critical success of her f