Category Archives: Women

PHYLYDA: EVERY BODY IS BIKINI READY Body Positive, June 9, 2016

Lydia Maurer

“Women should never have to change themselves to fit into clothes,” Lydia Maurer states as she flicks through the railings, guiding me around the showroom. Chic and petite, with dark hair and a violet velvet choker tied round her neck, Lydia is the founder and designer of new luxury swimwear brand Phylyda – a brand that was designed with the […]

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MODELING: INTRODUCING THE ‘INBETWEENERS’ Body Positive, April 25, 2016

The Inbetweeners

As a female model, you become perpetually aware of your body changing throughout the month. Some days, you’re bigger than others; your face less defined, more round. Other days, you’re thinner, and your clothes hang off you in ways they didn’t previously. My hip measurements can vary two sizes in the space of a day, yet my […]

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LIBERATED: KIM KARDASHIAN, SELFIES & FEMINISM Body Positive, April 20, 2016

Charli Howard Selfies

Up until recently, I’d had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Kim Kardashian. On one hand, she’s incredibly narcissistic, vain and attention-seeking. I see her face more times on the internet than I do my own in the mirror. Yet, on the other, she’s stunningly beautiful, successful and ambitious. She’s created an empire out of […]

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Page 3, Feminism & Me: What I Learned from a Glamour Model Women, March 17, 2016

Rae on set

It’s been almost a year to the day since the Sun stopped printing Page 3. For months, ‘No More Page 3’, a campaign group led by Lucy Holmes, had worked tirelessly to remove topless models from the Sun. The campaign compared the feature to “soft porn”, stressing that it was ‘inappropriate’ for a family newspaper, […]

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