THE SUNDAY PAPERS

Wouldn’t be a true Brit if I didn’t mention the weather each week, would I? But hot damn, it really did get chilly, didn’t it? I’m spending the day eating a roast dinner and planning my best friend’s hen do. Pretty perfect, if I do say so myself. If you’re tucked up under a duvet, looking to sink your teeth into some good reads, here are my top picks from the past 7 days, bundled into one.

Not Guilty

When I read that a man was found notย guilty of raping his wife because he ‘didn’t know he needed consent’, it made my blood boil. In case it needs to be made abundantly clear: anything other than yes means no. Fact.

Gender Roles in the Bedroom

A funny yet truth speaking article about gender roles and threesomes.

The J.O.B

I talked this week about how important a 9-5 can be when it comes to matters of the mind. Of course, it’s all subjective, with some unable to get themselves into work, but if you can, then it might just save you.

Self Harm

When I was younger, I knew a girl who used to self-harm. It really scared me when she first showed me, but I didn’t think to question why she might be doing it. I, in all honesty, assumed it was for attention. Oh, the mind of a 13-year-old. So tragic that so many young women are doing it.

Infidelity: The Last Remaining Taboo

Cheating has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. It’s nothing new. I think most people would say the same, so why can’t we talk about it?

Teaching Kids About Consent

I don’t like the notion that teaching little ones about consent is ‘radical’. I think it’s more ‘crucial’ if you ask me.

The Big O

Female orgasms are a thing of fairytales for some women. Or perhaps most women, judging by these stats.

A Millennial Railcard

Hallelujah! The gods have finally realised we millennials are poor af and have offered up a discount card for rail travel. I only get to enjoy a year of use, though. Sob.

Transitional Styling with Megan Ellaby

Another week, another mention of Megan, my blogger of the moment. If you’re struggling to transition your wardrobe, read her advice. She’s a pro.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a good week, everyone!

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THE SUNDAY PAPERS

The only thing I’m prepared to leave the house for of an autumnal Sunday afternoon is to either hunt down a roast or head out for a walk around Richmond Park. Other than that, it’s soft clothes, blankets, books and tea. And blogging, of course. If you’re tucked up, looking for something to read, here’s a run down of my favourite articles, videos and tit bits from the last seven days.

Weinsten

The most important story to come out of this week is, of course, the Weinsten stuff. Naturally, it makes me feel sick to my core, but I’m not surprised by it. Which is part of the problem, I guess. This audio gives me shivers.

Model Behaviour

Agencies have a responsibility to think carefully about who they recruit. Here’s an example of a time they didn’t.

Frightened of Having a Baby

At certain times of the month, I want a baby more than I want the perfect winter coat. Other times, the thought of having one makes me stop breathing. Glad I’m not alone.

Self Care

Looking after yourself means something different to everyone. What does it look like to you?

Generation Rent

As someone who constantly beats themselves up about not being able to buy a house, this was quietly reassuring. A nice reminder that renting has its perks and that I don’t actually want to buy a house, I just feel like I should.

When the Boyfriend’s Away

Half of me loves when I’m left to my own devices while he’s away. Until I don’t have anyone to curl up on the sofa and watch Netflix with, that is. Liz,ย however, loves it.

Break Ups

I’ve survived every single one with too many nights out with the girls. Not sure I agree there’s any other exit route to be fair.

The Cash Flow

I talked a little this week about money. A sticky, awkward subject that people tend to shy away from. Here’s what I think about being at a different cash flow stage to my friends.

Emma Bunton’s Interview

I’ve never seen this before, but it is not okay that bloody Baby Spice was asked such gross, not to mention irrelevant, questions by Howard Stern. Another day, another woman put in an intimidating and uncomfortable position. I’m glad this clip has resurfaced. Here’s to outing more scoundrels.

We Don’t Know Shit

In a time where we can self-publish at all times, it’s sometimes better to admit you actually know nothing.

Megan Ellaby’s Fashion Faves

I’ve always been pro-YouTube. They’re creators as much as the next person, and the stick they get is a little uncalled for. I’ve followed Megan’s blog for a few years and have recently started watching her YouTube channel and I’m addicted. Her style is second to none and I basically want to be her. If you’re not sure about YouTube, start here. It’s good.

Chloe Plumstead’s Think Pieces

I love everything about Chloe Plumstead’s blog posts. Each post is well thought out and relevant and guaranteesย to feed you with something valuable. Her ‘Think Pieces’ category is my absolute fave of the lot.

And that’s it for this week, I think. Hope you’re all having a chipper Sunday.

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THE SUNDAY PAPERS

If you live in London, you’ll know it’s cold up in hurr. Stepped off the tube yesterday and thought I was in Antarctica. Well, not quite but I am wearing a jumper. Haven’t been able to sleep the last week or so, so have been scrolling lots. Here’s my note-worthy picks from the last 7.

Fenty Rollies

Self care isn’t optional

This is hilarious

Hiding texts is cheating

Intern at 43

Arguing is good for you

Ejaculating dildo, anyone?

America’s abortion rights

Instagram is a feminist haven

14 Reasons to Look Forward to Autumn

What’s chrysalis time?

When you feel pregnant but aren’t

Can your boyfriend say, ‘vagina’ without going all weird?

Feminist tatts

Special mention

Goes to Lauren, this week, with her run down of her run-in with chemotherapy. It’s not an easy read but it’s an important one. Thanks for sharing, lady

To the rest of you, have a good week.

THE SUNDAY PAPERS

September is upon us. One of my favourite months of the year. A time for new beginnings and fresh starts.ย Not going to lie, though, this week has been a weird one. Full of ups and downs, to say the very least. I’m going to spend Sunday sleeping and reading. You should do the same.

Here are my favourite reads from the last seven days.

If you know it’s true, fight for it

How Instagram makes your basic af

Don’t do it. It’s damaging.

What’s it like to pop a pill?

Food for thought

Ebb and flow

Group covers at Vogue

Sign off your email as a man and watch the results

La Rentree for Life

Millennials are happier in their jobs than their parents…

LET’S TALK SEX

Ten years since graduation

Men marrying children in the US

How to break up healthily

Check your bits: signs of vulval cancer

Shaving

Podiatrist v Pedicurist

Would you get married within a year?

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Have a good one.

THE SUNDAY PAPERS

After a hectic week in the big smoke, it’s nice to be back in Bristol, enjoying a lazy weekend. If you’re doing the same as me, i.e. not a lot, catch up on the last 7 days over a hot cup of coffee.

Can we raise kids as gender-neutral?

White supremacists want to remain anonymous

Children are a choice

Racism begins at home

Friends with an ex?

Being a young single mum

Laters, monochrome

Define success

Why bridesmaids should still be a thing

Wake up to racism

The trials and tribulations of tampons

Bring Mount Rushmore down?

Be a Beach Goddess

Hatred in Charlottesville

Love in Barcelona

Have a good week.