Drink it, Rub it, Swallow it: 5 Alternative Pain Relievers for Period Pain

Drink it, Rub it, Swallow it: 5 Alternative Pain Relievers for Period Pain

We’re never gonna tell you how you should be managing your period. The most we’ll do is gently remind you (okay, shout from the rooftops at anyone who will listen) about the dangers of non-organic tampons and share our own experiences of our period pains decreasing in frequency and intensi...

Wellness, But Make it Fad-Free: Incorporating Wellness Into Your Everyday Life

Wellness, But Make it Fad-Free: Incorporating Wellness Into Your Everyday Life

I know, I know. Hearing the word ‘wellness’ can sometimes feel a little daunting or that, somehow, you’re always behind the zeitgeist. It’s easy to think of wellness trends like meme culture - by the time you’ve figured out what the hell this new thing means that you keep seeing on Instagr...

“We Don’t Make Love, We Fuck” – Separating Love From Sex

“We Don’t Make Love, We Fuck” – Separating Love From Sex

The definitions we're taught for love and sex are not satisfactory. Actually they're total bollocks. Our culturally-ingrained assumptions that love is, literally (yeah I looked it up) 'an intense feeling of deep affection' and that sex is synonymous with love making. This...

Grinching it up: How to Have a Green and Sustainable Christmas

Grinching it up: How to Have a Green and Sustainable Christmas

If you’re anything like me, this time of year probably induces gollum-like arguments between your inner eco-warrior, recycling-obsessed, plant-based eatin’ self and your inner Christmas Monster self, which is part excitable five-year-old child and part blissfully-brainwashed consumer. Whic...

“It’s Okay to Fail” Learning to Live Sustainably with Immy Lucas

“It’s Okay to Fail” Learning to Live Sustainably with Immy Lucas

On my quest to lower my impact on the planet, I found myself delving into many different aspects of sustainability. Plant-based eating, minimalism and what I’m most well known for - reducing my waste. Sexy, I know. The road has been bumpy, to say the least, but when you’re constantly learn...

Girls Wank Too – Learning to Separate Pleasure From Performance

Girls Wank Too – Learning to Separate Pleasure From Performance

You are ten and sat in your Primary School lunchroom. It smells like stale book-bags and ham that has been left out for too long. The same boy that stared at you while pressing his tongue against his cheek repetitively last week is about to walk past. You don't avoid his gaze - you asked y...

#NOTHANX: Can Shapewear Ever Be Feminist?

#NOTHANX: Can Shapewear Ever Be Feminist?

The creators of everyone’s favourite tights, Heist, have just released their limited edition Outer Body, or “shapewear without the struggle, sweat, and squeeze”, and are inviting debate about whether shapewear can ever be considered feminist. They reckon it can be reshaped (pun int...

How to Power Through Your (Menstrual) Cycle

How to Power Through Your (Menstrual) Cycle

Contrary to whimsically dancing through a spring meadow, having your period sometimes isn't as glamorous as the ads on TV makes it out to be. To be honest, dancing gayly outdoors is usually not my first impulse when I'm on my period. In fact, for most of my menstruating life, the ...

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