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Things You Never Knew About Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was more than just meets the brows. The Mexican artist had a life full of pain, romance and above all, powerful artistic talent. But here are a few things you might not have known... She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón: she only changed her name to Frieda

The Underrated Joys of Travelling Alone & How To Do It

To travel alone is to truly know yourself. You can indulge in exactly what it is you want to do. No itinerary, no guidelines, no haste. Whether it be a couple of days or a year, pack up your bags and hit the road solo-style. Why do it? You have absolute freedom

Lady Gaga’s shocking selfie to be cover of V Magazine

Lady Gaga has had more than a dozen covers of V Magazine's Pre-Spring Issue, and her most recent is especially steamy. In an intimate photo, Lady Gaga poses nude with her fiancé of almost a year, Taylor Kinney. The two are seated on a paint-splattered canvas, coiled around each other, after having apparently made

Pink: When Did It Become All About Women?

Colour symbolism is highly culture-specific and changeable. Consider, for example, that white was the traditional colour of mourning in Japan at the same time that black had the same meaning for most of Europe. It is clear that in most of Europe and America in the 19th century and early

Why the Dairy Industry Should Become a Feminist Issue

So, you're talking about feminism and... cheese? What's the link?  All it takes is a little shift in perspective for the two to form a connection in your mind. I grew up believing that dairy was an essential part of a healthy diet. From 'Got Milk?' adverts, tv commercials and even the

The Perfect Vegan Holiday Feast

Nut Roast You'll need:   50 g pine nuts , plus extra for decorating 50 g linseed 50 g sunflower seeds 100 g unsweetened chestnut purée 50 g gluten-free vegetarian suet 1 tbsp maple syrup gluten-flour for dusting For the spinach topping: 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 300 g chestnut mushrooms , sliced 260 g baby leaf spinach , or frozen chopped spinach 1 tsp

The Not-So-Sexy Truth About ‘Sexy’ Magazine Covers

I can't say that modern day magazine covers surprise me. Somewhere along the line, probably decided by men in suits, the notion that 'sex sells' was born. Sexualised photos of successful women frequent the mainstream media. Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Elle, Vogue, Paper, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and a huge host of other popular magazines regularly feature sexually explicit

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Ballet Dancer in History

Ballet sensation Misty Copeland has had quite the year. Beginning her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and began her studies at the Lauridsien Ballet Center. Accepted into New York's American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in September 2000, she

Questions Men Have About Menstruation, Answered. Period.

A tricky topic, often brushed off red-faced and with a lowered gaze by men around the world. But, hey it's all natural and it's good to be informed about exactly what is going on down there! So, for all those men  still pondering the mystery that is the female reproductive

Where is the Love?

"For if we breed more hate and anger in retaliation it will only grow stronger and play right into the hands of those who want to bring humanity down." I have been debating whether to write a post about this for the last two days and have decided that it is too

Why Makeup Shouldn’t Make Up Who We Are

Why do I wake up each morning and apply thick foundation and concealer to my face? To contour my cheekbones and make sure my eyebrows are 'on point'? Why do I apply black eyeliner and mascara that is near impossible to remove? Why do I cover up and conceal and change myself? I'm

From ‘The Daily Show’ to Life on the Farm

"If everyone did a bit more, if they fell in love a little bit more, so much could happen" Jon Stewart, former longtime host of the popular, satirical news show The Daily Show, and his wife Tracey have left their comfortable life in New York City and headed for greener pastures

Naples: The Dos and Don’ts

The past weekend for me was an absolute whirlwind of travel, sightseeing and confused map reading. On Friday a few friends and I set off on the fast train from Rome to Naples, already with a jam packed itinerary ahead of us to see Pompeii and Sorrento all before sunrise