Since her victory in the final of The Great British Bake Off, the most-watched TV show in 2015 with 15 million viewers, Nadiya Hussain’s career has grown exponentially. Her first cookbook, Nadiya’s Kitchen, was released this past June, she writes a cooking column for the Times, and made the Queen’s
Been reading a lot of articles recently about all the awful sexist moments to occur at the Rio Olympics so far and, while it is important to highlight these issues, I want to balance them out with some of the highlights of feminism... Just so we don't all lose total
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
Feminism has a new front woman and she's a little younger than you'd think...
Rowan Blanchard was previously best known for her role as Riley on Disney's "Girl Meets World" TV show. But now she is making herself a prominent figure for feminist activism - at only 13 years old.
A fan recently
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
"Perhaps clothed women are going to have a moment..."
Every year Pirelli tyres, an Italian based company, releases a glossy calendar featuring the best the supermodel world has to offer. Artfully lit nudes of toned, tanned and titillating models ranging from Kate Moss to Gisele Bundchen normally fill the pages, but
Erin Riley, a Brooklyn based textile artist, has been weaving a tale of repression sexuality. Her tapestries depicting women taking nude 'selfies' is acting as an poignant reminder that women are still shamed for being proud of their bodies.
Riley got her first sewing machine when she was eight, starting her
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
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
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
YouTube sensation Jordan Hanz is known typically for her extravagant makeup tutorials, but has recently made a video sparking a lot of attention. Her video 'Unattainable Woman' is a social commentary on the damaging labels that affect women on a daily basis.
In her stop-motion video Hanz says that, "If a woman
If you don't know this inked up Queen of the tattoo industry by now then get ready to be inspired. Not only is the LA Ink star one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world, having inked up celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Denise Richards,
Growing up in the UK with Muslim background was always something Mona Eltahawy never took too much notice of. However, at age 15 when her family relocated to Saudi Arabia she fully understood what it is like to grow up as a Muslim woman. The shock of seeing her highly-educated
6 Wimbledon championships and 21 grand-slam titles. Yet, why is it that the Williams' name always comes with a connotation of body-shaming? As one of the fittest females in the world (and hell, has she proved it!) Serena Williams most recent Wimbledon win has sparked up questions of steroid use
Sofia Ashraf from the Eastern region of Chennai, India, has reworked Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' in order to take down corporate giant Unilever. At least some good came out of that song. After the corporation finished work at a local thermometer factory near Kodaikanal they proceeded to dump toxic waste into
Kiran Gandhi chose the recent London Marathon to stand up for the women of the world. Making a bold choice to opt for no sanitary wear during the 26.2 mile run when she knew she would be on her period, Gandhi raised awareness for women across the globe who do