Tag : Emma Healey

Galentine’s Day: Eliminating Girl Hate

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“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope Whilst there are days in the calendar for … Read More

It’s Worth it to Take the Risk and Travel Solo

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Last year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to go travelling by myself. I have always loved my own company, but the fear of being judged or appearing lonely has deterred me from doing things on my own, from going for dinner, to the cinema, or on holiday. I’m … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: L is for Language

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Language can serve so many purposes, it can be used to fight, it can be used to resist, but it can also be used to oppress, and to bully. It’s not always clear that this is what it is doing, because describing something as gay, joking that you’re ‘so OCD’ … Read More

A tribute to Alan Rickman

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“After all this time?” “Always” Alan Rickman represents so much to a whole generation of people. Whilst he is an immense talent and known for so many roles, Die Hard, Sweeney Todd, Love Actually – the one that stands out for me, and so many of us who grew up … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions: making the write move

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I’m interested to know if anyone has kept a New Year’s resolution past Valentine’s Day – because I definitely haven’t. In fact I rarely keep one past the 4th January – my resolutions of working out, drinking less, eating healthier, and not buying any new books all broken in the … Read More

Fines and prison are not the answer to beating eating disorders: France’s battle with its modelling industry

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It is a well-acknowledged fact that the beauty standards perpetuated by the fashion industry are unrealistic and unattainable for the majority of people. They, without a doubt, contribute to the diet industry, and pressure to lose weight that emblazons the cover of so many women’s magazines. It has been widely … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: I is for Invisible Illness

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With the white picket fence, perfectly tended to garden, and beautiful-yet-cosy living room, everything looks perfect when you peer in through the window. You’ve heard rumours that the people living there argue, that somebody is chronically ill, that someone is getting abused, but from the outside it looks beautiful. With … Read More

A Different Kind of Christmas: Mental Health

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Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. For many the thought of Christmas conjures up images of mince pies, mulled wine, sitting cosily around the fire; this is not the case for everyone. There are numerous reasons that someone might not look forward to Christmas – mental health … Read More

Zwarte Piet: Tradition is no excuse

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Image: ANP Every country celebrates the holidays differently – some traditions we love, such as the increasingly popular German markets and omnipresent Christmas trees. Then there are others, those that we like to distance ourselves from. Zwarte Piet, a figure of the Dutch holiday season, is one of these examples. … Read More

In the Spotlight: LUU’s Women’s Liberation Co-ordinators

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews Emma Healey, Women’s Liberation Co-ordinator and NUS Women’s Conference Candidate at LUU, to find out more about her feminist beliefs and how she works with LUU societies to help bring about change at Leeds University. In your own words, why is feminism so important and … Read More