Neelam Khan Vela
Neelam Khan Vela

What does it mean to be a feminist in the 21st century?

‘I’m not a feminist, but I do believe in equal pay for both sexes’. ‘I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I really hate it when women are objectified’. ‘I […]

The Rise of LGBTQ+ Representation in Cinema

  Name some popular films for me. How many are there? Now name some specifically LGBTQ+ films, without looking them up. There are considerably less titles in that second list, […]

Social Freezing – Why women are putting their eggs on ice

In recent months the media has been overflowing with features about the social freezing of a woman’s egg cells, a procedure which is supposed to enable a woman to carry […]

Ellen’s Box – 11 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Thirteen

Facebook has its perks and drawbacks, but something I’m always very grateful for is the amount of content shared on my newsfeed. This week, along with a whole heap of […]

Uncovering Chanel: A Parisian Legacy

All pictures: Beatriz Ramalho da Silva

Celebrating the creativity and achievements of the ever-iconic Coco Chanel, London’s Saatchi Gallery recently hosted ‘Mademoiselle Privé’, a new exhibition masterminded by the fashion power-house’s current creative director Karl Lagerfeld. […]

Politista – Our Great and Glorious Hypocrisies

It’s interesting that in a year where Donald Trump’s Presidential programme is casting light on the dubious foreign policy of the USA, the last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay detention centre for those of […]

In Conversation with Baby Strange

Neelam Khan Vela

All the way from the muggy streets of Glasgow, Baby Strange are a band that are seemingly taking their time to push their music through to the masses – but […]

Tampon Tax: Let’s get used to bleeding vaginas

Rupi Kaur

When was the last time you talked about your period in public? Not in cutesy terms (the painters, Aunty Flo), or to sympathetic ears (your mum, flatmates, slightly awkward new […]

Why is sex more shocking than violence?

In a desperate attempt to revise for French, I thought a good way to access the language and learn crucial conjugations might be to binge on Netflix’s French selection. I […]