Friday November 10, is Equal Pay Day 2018, the day in the year when women effectively start to work for free. Think that sounds sucky? Well, it is. As the Fawcett Society, together with employment law charity YESS Law and former BBC China Editor Carrie Grace, announce the launch of a new Equal Pay Advice Service, we run through everything you need to know.
Investor Lisa Boden explains that the 100 or so she receives every year are almost always from men. Men who want investment to launch a new festival; men who want investment for an impossible app; and men who want investment for the next sure to be Oscar-winning feature film. With only 9% of funding into start-ups in the UK going to women-run businesses, it's about time we demystified investment.
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.
If not Kate Middleton, then who? After learning that the biggest killer for women in the six weeks after giving birth is suicide, Amy Foster questions privilege and the discussion of maternal mental health. The link is in our bio!
Needs is a London based record label and events initiative that uses music as a medium to spread love, unity and the idea of giving back.
It’s unfortunate that we are still living in a time where we immediately think ‘danger’ when we think of a woman solo travelling. You’re going somewhere alone – a restaurant, the cinema, a bar? Madness! Are we programmed to think that holidays should be taken with someone else?
Do you ever get that feeling that you’re a fraud and you don’t deserve the success that you have so rightly achieved? If you’ve ever had self-doubt creep up on you or felt that: ‘you’re not good enough’ or ‘you’ll get found out’, you too may be sharing your space with the Imposter Syndrome.
I think we’re all guilty of hoarding clothes that we never wear for one reason or another. You hoped you’d slim into it (spoiler: you never do), it itches or it was super trendy last season but now you’re over it.