girl talk

roobs vs turning a blind eye

when you run a business, and rely on drumming up customers/sales, it is very easy to become consumed by your own self-interest. so this is a conscious effort against that. the trussell trust is an anti-poverty charity that runs a network of foodbanks across the uk. as of april 2017, they were running 420 of them - a reflection of the growing demand & increase in food poverty throughout the country. the attendance at foodbanks had increased 7% on last year, with an estimated total of 1,182,954 3-day emergency food supply packs being supplied to people in crisis between april...

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AN EXERCISE IN PERSEVERANCE

going through stuff, growing through stuff. models: shaheeda sinckler (@deedaaaf), nina siphesihle pinkie mdwaba (@boldieaintaboy) photographer: stew bryden (@stewbryden) MUA & hair: molly sheridan (@mjsheridanmua) shoot HQ provided by wild & kind studio, glasgow (@wildandkindstudio) locations: barras market, glasgow  

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put your vote where your mouth is

mental health awareness week was great. there was a lot of awareness going on. did what it said on the tin. hashtags, discussions, support, and the telling of stories - some for the first time - adorned my various timelines. neurotypicals were educated, sufferers were comforted (hopefully) by the rampant solidarity. awareness reigned supreme. but awareness isn’t enough. now the passive bit is over, now sharing a post or using a hashtag or liking someone’s honesty about their struggle isn’t enough to make you a good person that cares. if you care about your friends/family members/diehard instagram followers who suffer...

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there's something not qwhite right

another year, another international women’s day - and, with it, a healthy dose of girls supporting girls. it would be really easy to leave it at that. it would be lovely to see women celebrating each other, and to be content that the world is learning. but, alas. among the tributes to women we've known - both personally and historically, the quotes, the illustrations, there crops up - of course - the thanking of various public figures who are fundamental in cultivating a culture of women’s empowerment. cue: lena dunham being hailed the world’s ultimate feminist. and i thought i...

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livin la vida broka, or 'skint: things that i have learned'

i am currently on the last of an 8-leg journey home. i left london at 11.30 this morning, and i’ll arrive in glasgow just before 10 tonight. it will, on completion, have involved a bus, an overground, two tube rides, a coach journey, a walk, and three trains. i’m doing this because i’m skint.  for the first time in my life i am really, genuinely, skint. never before have i felt like i’m living day to day, never before have i had to sell my belongings to get some extra cash, never before have i been permanently, exhaustingly worried about...

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