33 Things Fat Women Hear all the Time.

“I’m just worried about your health”  “Even your voice sounds fat” ” It never fails to amaze me how people think they have a right to comment on how others look, and to dictate how they should look.  Judgement is the scourge of females, and we are our own worst enemies at times. In this video shared 2

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Yusra Mardini. The refugee girl making waves at the Olympics

When watching the Olympics we all love to find an underdog we can get behind, and everyone loves a good back story. Well, this one  is a doozy. 18 year old Yusra Mardini is one of 10 refugee Olympians  competing this year. While competing in the Olympics might seem like the biggest challenge any individual

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1900’s Anti women’s Rights Posters- Hilarious!

They would never get away with it these days, but that just makes these pictures all the more absurd and hilarious today. These propaganda posters warned men about the dangers of allowing women to have equal rights.Suffragettes fought and gave their lives so we could vote today. Read more about them here. Click through the

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Staying Safe whilst out at night

It’s an unfortunate reality that we need to watch our backs when we’re out and about at night. Karen Buckleys death shocked all of us last year and incidents such as these are all too common. According to The Independent, the following are the 10 most important rules for protecting yourselves and each other when out

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You think your Grandma is cool? That’s cute.

Baddie Winkle, or Helen Van Winkle, is 88 years old and has more followers on Instagram than all our Grandmothers put together. Cosmopolitan has even celebrated her as one of the internet’s most fascinating picks. I mean… SOOOO sorry I haven’t been posting that much lately 🙁 I recently found out I have arthritis and

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Honour Killings in Pakistan

  Do you ever post pictures like this on Social Media? How about this? Too risque? Would your parents be annoyed? Maybe tell you to cool it a little? Would your younger brother feel compelled to drug you and then strangle you while you sleep, and prefer to deal with a murder charge than to

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New movies worth seeing.

The trailer for Disneys “Queen of Katwe” has just been released and it looks GOOD! The movie tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan girl who becomes world chess champion. Beautifully shot and including a breakout performance by Madina Nalwanga, this is one to be inspired by. Check out the trailer here:

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Jen Hits back.

Firstly Jennifer Aniston is, and always has been, the queen of everything 👸👸👸👸👸. Secondly, just while we’re on the subject, they may have been on a break but it still wasn’t cool or unacceptable. You know what you did Ross! Anyway, recently, as Jenifer was on holidays with her husband, this picture went viral and the media

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The end is nigh..

I love writing. Whether it’s a story or an opinion or a recollection of an experience I just love it. Sometimes I put my heart and soul into writing something I know no one will read and that’s how you know you do it for the joy. But when it comes to reaching an ending

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A poem for Istanbul

When a bomb goes off in Paris, its is no more devastating than  one which goes off in Baghdad. A photo of a group of Muslims teenagers ravaged by war should be no less heartbreaking than one of a group of white teens after a bomb in a French nightclub. Yet the media sensationalises incidents in

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10 books every badass girl should read.

‘Emma’ by Jane Austen Jane Austen herself was pretty badass, and she created a whole host of feisty female leads who don’t need a man to make them happy. (Sure, they all get married at the end, but they were doing just fine on their own.) It was a real challenge to pick just one Austen

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How to break up with a friend without drama

So last week we talked about the signs that your friendship has gone bad, and we agreed that you would take a few days out to think about how you feel right? And now you’re back so obviously you’ve decided that this friendship has to end, which is a pity but there you have it. First of

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Sorry Not Sorry: Lena Dunham

If you haven’t read Lena’s essay about being sorry, now’s the time. It’ll make ya think … Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction Beyonce’s “Lemonade” was a massive cultural event for a lot of profound reasons, not least of which because it gave women a melody to which they could sing the words “Sorry, I ain’t sorry,”

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When to break up with a friend…

So you’ve known her all your life. You’ve had so many sleepovers your parents haven’t seen you apart in years, cried together when One Direction broke up  and  watched every episode of Pretty Little Liars together. But lately you have grown apart and you really feel that your friendship is more hard work than it used

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Never say Never

If you want to figure someone out quickly, tell them that they can’t do something and see how they react. Gabi Schull had cancer as a young child and as a result part of her leg was removed. The doctors took the lower part of her leg, turned it backwards and reattached it to her

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Squad Goals: Lena Dunham

Yeah, it’s kind of an obvious one. But who doesn’t love Lena Dunham? Lena’s alter ego Hannah Horvath is so narcissistic, self-obsessed and precious that it’s hard to separate her from Lena Dunham herself. But this just goes to show how amazing  a writer, actress and director she is. Here she talks about her size and

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Eating Disorders, how to help

Up to 200,000 people in Ireland are reported to have an eating disorder, causing up to 80 deaths per year. You would struggle to find any female who says that they are happy with their body as we, by our nature, focus on the bad, and not on the good. We compare ourselves to others

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The weight of secrets

So we’ve all heard the term “coming out” and we know that it refers to someone from the LGBT community telling their friends and family the truth about themselves. We’ve all heard the good and the bad stories; parents who say they always knew and those who refuse to accept the facts and the relationships that

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