Opting out of Mother’s Day

It started with Bloom and Wild. Then Superdrug. And Marks and Spencer.  This year more brands are choosing to offer an opt-out option for any Mother’s Day marketing.  And frankly? Thank fuck for that.  While targetted advertising and emails go…

Barbie can be anything but

Barbie can be anything except perhaps a feminist. This year Mattel are celebrating 60 years of Barbie and yet we’re still asking if she is and still should be a role model. Barbie has always courted controversy – famously being…

What about body neutrality?

“Would you fuck me?  I wouldn’t fuck me.” I was having a big time case of the sads and throwing myself one hell of a pity party. Population: this guy.  And while my friend assured me that she indeed “would…

The Divisive Legacy of Karl Lagerfeld

Upon the news of “Kaiser” Karl Lagerfeld’s death earlier this week social media seemed to be split between mourning a fashion icon to damning a man who has been called racist, sexist and fat-phobic.  All your faves are problematic and…

Glasgow indie design takes over the high street

There was Decourcy’s and there was Che Camille until there wasn’t.  A bulk of Glasgow’s indie retailers moved online or would pop up at the occasional market stall.  Instagram and influencers may shed some light on some really incredible indie…

On the hunt for the perfect nights sleep with Leesa Mattress

I’m a notoriously bad sleeper.  I  find it hard to settle, harder yet to stay asleep and am a known tosser/turner/wriggler/duvet hog.  I have tried everything from white noise (personal favourite is storm noises if you’re interested) to limiting screen…

On beating writer’s block

I always had this romantic notion of writing and what being a writer was.  A lot of it involved staring out of windows longingly (nope), a  deep abiding devotion to black coffee (yup) and the misplaced notion that writing would…

The Dark World of Deepfakes

Back in December, Motherboard explored reddit’s growing obsession with an open source AI technology that was being used to map celebrity faces and place them over adult videos to create their own porn. Since then, videos have emerged bearing the likeness of…

Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood – Who’s Next?

Let’s play a game. It’s called – “Who is going to break our hearts next?” Because after this weekend – well this past year really – it feels like anyone could be next. And at this point I don’t think I have…


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