Girl guiding has taken a leap into the future with its newly announced Free Being Me badge – seeking to change the ways that teenage girls view their bodies and boost self-esteem by combating the intense pressure girls are under to look a certain way. Describing itself as the ‘ultimate feminist organisation’ the charity has […]

Doug, I couldn’t agree more. It is indeed ludicrous – shameful even – that one of the world’s most powerful nations, fails to even meet the average on key indicators of gender power parity (of course, former Tory minister Douglas Hurd thinks there’s ‘too much’ feminism being bandied about – a position entirely contrary to my […]

I recently returned from a cycling holiday to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Incredible trip. Cycling allowed us to experience first-hand the beauty of Central America, its lush rainforests, smoking volcanoes and outstanding wildlife. Whilst there though, I was struck by the differences in the lives of the women from each of the three countries, given that […]

That’s how one of our subscribers described the cover image of our second issue. And d’you know what? I feel I have to agree. When our editor suggested the idea of an image of a woman scrawling the Simone de Beauvoir quote across a wall as the cover shot, I thought it was quite a […]

The interview with Bryony (Her Edit, First Edition) on what makes a good role model for girls today got me thinking. At this stage in life, I find myself looking for inspiration rather than role models. So who are the legendary women that can inspire us and what can they teach us about how we can […]