Zahra Lari: The Real Life Ice Princess from UAE

“I wish for all young women to find their passion. To be concerned for their health and well being. To take up sport. To not let small obstacles look like mountains. To strive for their own betterment and to not see the differences in people but to only see the likenesses. This is my wish for all.” - Zahra Lari Zahra Lari is the UAE’s ice princess. While, it initially sounds strange for a ... READ MORE >

Thoughts from the Women’s March on Washington

On 21 January 2017, over 5 million people gathered across the globe to participate in the Women’s March. The March was organised in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration and stance on various issues. Protesters marched and spoke in support of human rights including women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, healthcare and immigration reform. The protest marked the largest single day of protesting in ... READ MORE >

Today’s Homework: Listen to We Should All Be Feminists

"The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognising how we are." "We have evolved, but it seems to me that our ideas of gender have not evolved." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If I could have a coffee with anyone it would be Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You would be a fool to pass up the opportunity to have coffee, (and cake), with the woman responsible for ... READ MORE >

Taylor Swift’s Girl Squad: Empowering or Cliquey?

Taylor Swift transformed from a heart-broken country and western singer to an ultimate superstar following the release of 1989 in 2014. In order to cement her power status Taylor planned the 1989 world tour accordingly. The main gimmick of the tour was Taylor’s ‘girl squad.’  Taylor gleefully shared the stage with Karlie Kloss, Lorde, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Ellen DeGeneres, Idina Menzel, ... READ MORE >