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Claire Stuart

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Award winning blogger, full time creep. Pop culture, counter culture and bad jokes. Came here to eat snacks, chat feminism, death and fashion. And guess what? I'm all out of snacks.

The Dark World of Deep Fakes

Back in December, Motherboard explored reddit's growing obsession with an open source AI technology that was being used to map celebrity faces and place them over adult videos to create their own porn. Since then, videos have emerged bearing the likeness of Gal Gardot, Emma Watson , Maisie Williams, Taylor Swift

The Big Old Baby Question

There's a question that women of a certain age will find themselves subject to. Especially if you're in a long time relationship. But the closer you get to 30 (or heaven forbid 40) more and more people will start to ask “So, you guys thinking of having kids?” I mean

The Emotional Catharsis of Giving a Fuck

Here's the thing about The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck. It's great. Like, circulated among my friend-group, let's start a book club kind of great. The premise is simple enough - and stripped back at its core essense (the MAJOR abridged version) is the idea of saving

Is Body Positivity the New Body Shaming?

So, is body positivity the new body shaming? Short answer. No. Right, case closed guys, we can pack up. Good job all round. Lol, okay. I'll bite. Because while body-positivity at it's heart is well, positive, it's not perfect and still, at least in the wider populas version of it

Girl Scouts and Consent

As we get in to the full swing of the holidays The Girl Scouts of America had a gentle reminder for families, that children don’t owe anyone a hug over Christmas. Or any time really. The key component is this – no matter the occasion you don’t ever owe

2017 The Year Feminism Stopped being a dirty word

In the wake of the #metoo movement and the silence breakers named as Time’s Person of the Year, Merriam-Webster have announced “feminism” as their word of 2017. That’s right, while have went for the more insidious “complicit” for their top pick – online dictionary Merriam-Webster saw a

Is The Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

It can feel like falling. Or drowning. Perhaps for you it's a dense, pressing claustrophobia. Or it's a feeling of wide, all encompassing emptiness that stretches out through infinite expanses. It can be hysterical or gnawing, quiet and lingering and biting at the edges of your sub-conscious. Often it can

An Alternative Berlin Bucket List

A hipster mecca steeped in history, it's no wonder it's become one of Europe's top city breaks. And of course there's loads to see and do. From street art to the GDR museum, Berghain to the Berlin Wall – you're not going to be bored. However, I've got a few local

The Myth of Professional Dressing

If there is anything Romy and Michelle taught me (other than a formula for glue and some sweet dance moves) it was you shouldn’t have to dress serious to be taken seriously. In fact embracing your weird and wonderful self can be exactly what you need to do to