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Love island: the train wreck you just can’t look away from

28th March 2023

Neon filled escapist paradise is perfect for student relaxation. As the sweet melody of whatever upbeat pop tune accompanying the previous evening’s Love Island recap fills my living room for the sixth time that week, my flatmate, who has never actually watched the show themselves, asks for an update on who’s kissed who now. Even ...

‘Fat’ needs to be abandoned, not reclaimed

2nd March 2022

Molly Mead argues why we should stop using the word ‘fat’ altogether and instead find a new vocabulary that does not attach negative connotations to a person’s size. CW: Eating disorders. Seemingly obvious yet systemically suppressed, a crucial fact to arm yourself with is that bodies come in a vast array of shapes and sizes, ...

Ballet and body image

3rd April 2021

An industry where body-shaming is the norm. Content Warning: racial stereotypes, eating disorders. I spent many hours of my childhood in a leotard, in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop classes. I now also fit into the 70% of former female ballerinas who statistically have or have had an eating disorder.  I remember being stood ...