Personally the most shocking revelation this year has been abuse in the workplace. I have several friends and acquaintances who have suffered badly. How can that be? We have anti-bullying and whistleblowing policies espoused by most employers. So what of those who have been intimidated and abused to the point of no longer being able […]

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 […]

I’ve just seen Bryony Kimmings’s show (see issue One) at the Soho Theatre, London (http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/bryony-kimmings-credible-likeable-superstar-rolemo/). This is really thought-provoking, shocking, witty and clever. But above all the sincerity and dedication to creating an alternative role model for tweenies was palpable and surprisingly moving.  Catherine Bennett is Bryony’s vocation despite her not having the multi-million budgets […]

When I asked a long-standing friend what one word she’s use to describe me, I was a little disappointed that the word was ‘awkward’ (I was rather hoping for ‘hilarious’, but no). Still, truth to be told, I am a fully paid-up member of the awkward squad, as my Her Edit colleagues would no doubt […]

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 […]