Issue 1, Mirror Mirror: Now available for pre-order
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? We are! Issue 1 is here!
Across 148 premium pages, this inaugural issue of Ash presents an array of relatable perspectives on body image, beauty and self-love, challenging the narratives often found in mainstream media.
Mad Men(struation): The problem with period product advertising…
Things are on the move, and the U.K. is finally undergoing puberty when it comes to periods. People are talking about menstruation at a frequency and in volumes never before seen, calling for some serious taboo busting action. It’s about time. However, with every big shift in attitudes, especially when it comes to women’s health, there’s a real danger that, simply because things are moving in the right direction, we forget there’s still a long, long, way to go.
The most interesting part of my job is reading investor decks and business plans from people who are looking for investment. But of the 100 or so we receive every year, they almost exclusively come from men. Men who want investment to launch a new festival; men who want investment for an impossible app; men who want investment for the next sure to be Oscar-winning feature film. But women also need to be empowered and encouraged to put themselves forward for investment, to affect change on both sides of the coin.
- Lisa Boden, founding partner at Edition Capital, unpacks investment, how to get it, and how to believe in yourself.