This piece was originally published on The Boar Lifestyle page https://theboar.org/2020/06/history-pride-month-remembering-stonewall/ The history of Pride Month begins in 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. On June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.Throughout the 1960s, members of the LGBTQ+ community faced extreme levels of […]Read More The History of Pride Month: remembering Stonewall
I am now officially no longer a teenager…. what a scary thought! I spent most of my teenage years worrying about what others thought of me, and desperately trying to “fit in”. But, I also learnt a lot about myself. I cannot wait to see what this next phase of life will bring. For now, […]Read More Reflecting on what I’ve learned as I celebrate my 20th birthday
Summer should be a time of relaxing by the beach, soaking up some rays and spending quality time with friends and family. Yet, every year so many of us suffer from the same body insecurities. We are constantly questioning and criticising our bodies. Does this bikini make me look fat? Am I “summer-ready”? The truth […]Read More My thoughts on the “perfect” summer body
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. These holy trinities of social media platforms have transformed the way we present ourselves, and how we are received by others. The growth of selfie culture is perhaps the most shocking consequence of these platforms, promoting a world obsessed by money, beauty, power and fame. Apps such as PhotoShop and FaceTune are […]Read More The dangers of photoshop in a social media-obsessed world
The global lingerie enterprise Victoria’s Secret has once again been facing extensive criticism after their Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek admitted that transgender and plus-size women would not be allowed to walk in their shows. During an interview with Vogue magazine, the interviewer asked Razek “shouldn’t you have transexuals in the show?”. He responded with […]Read More Victoria’s Secret: Progressive and inclusive? Or another example of modern sexism?