Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

First of all, I need to apologise for being so quiet here. I'm pretty swamped with work, I've just submitted book one to the copyeditor, and I'm in the middle of writing book two. So it's all a bit mad here! Visit my author site for more info on my books. Readers of this blog [...]

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My Cruelty Free Journey: Cosmetics

I've been meaning to go cruelty free for years. It's one of those things that I've always been intending to do - testing on animals is abhorrent, and so unnecessary in this day and age - but when it came to it, I never followed through. So this time, I took it seriously. I started [...]

General Election 2017: The future is female

In about 5 hours, the polling stations will close, and the first constituencies will start to declare. Will it be Labour? Will it be Tory? Or will the country be divided once again? The polls have been all over the place, the bookies unsure, but what I do know is this: more women are getting [...]

General Election 2017: Politics is for the young

Last month, Theresa May called for a snap general election, to be held on the 8th of June 2017. Since the EU referendum, I've seen more and more young people taking an interest in politics. How refreshing to see the younger generations (myself included) getting involved and hashing out the pros and cons - and [...]

Green Party votes to endorse Women’s Equality Party in Shipley

The Bradford Green Party yesterday voted by 80 percent in favour to endorse Sophie Walker's candidacy in Shipley, calling for a progressive alliance to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies. The local Liberal Democrat party is currently in discussion about whether to also step aside and Labour is yet to select a candidate. "I am delighted that [...]

Funding anti-choice organisations with the tampon tax is violence against women

When I read the news that a percentage of the tampon tax has been going to anti-choice organisations, I thought it was a joke. It was April 1st, after all. But, sadly, it's true. The British government is using money from the tampon tax to fund anti-choice organisations, and dressing it up as supporting women. Let [...]

Girls are skipping school because they can’t afford sanitary products – but the government has “no plans” to help them

Girls in the UK are missing school because they cannot afford basic feminine hygiene products. Yes, you read that right. A petition was set up to make tampons and sanitary towels free for females. It states: "Menstruation is a natural part of life for almost every female on the planet. The fact that women have [...]