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Why I’m Scared of The Dark

Drenched in a cold sweat, I try to scream out ‘there’s somebody on top of me’, but I can’t move, speak, or breathe; all I can do is lay there […]

Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary. Episode One: Introducing Shamima Akter.

“How personal do you want this to be?” was one of the first questions that Shamima asked me before we started the interview. It caught me off guard because it […]

5 Television Shows To Awaken Your Inner Feminist

Recently, I started watching Dear White People and it made me think a lot about what feminism means to me. Broadly speaking, feminism refers to equality of the sexes, but […]

Coercion is Not Consent

According to the Cambridge Dictionary definition, coercion refers to ‘the use of force to persuade someone to do something that they are unwilling to do’ [1]. When you hear the […]

How Harvey Weinstein Exploited Women’s Dreams

Blue skies, streets lined with palm trees, a man jogging, and melancholy music marked the start of the new BBC documentary, Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein. It […]

Introducing ‘Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary’, A New Series

I’d like to introduce you all to a brand-new series that will feature in the Muse section. Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary is going to explore what female empowerment […]

The Fresher’s Pressure – My take on the frenzy

Fresher’s week has finally commenced this year and as students take the plunge, diving deep into a year of intense academic studies and social activities, there still happens to be […]

Cosmetic Surgery: Beauty Made Achievable, But at What Cost?

My first encounter with a cosmetic surgery clinic occurred whilst strolling through a mall in Gangnam. I was on my way up to the cinema when I stumbled past a […]

Ladies, It’s Time You Try Solo Travel

I have always had a deep-rooted respect those who are independent: living life in a way that makes them happy and not being afraid to be on their own. I […]