Opinion

mental health

we all know social media can seriously harm your mental health, so what now?

Despite the detrimental effects of social media, we’re still completely hooked. Refinery29 Editor at Large Sarah Raphael shares her tips on how to use it safely.
Sarah Raphael
1.2.19
Opinion

róisín lanigan: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Róisín Lanigan writes of growing up in a divided Belfast. Between British and Irish, Catholic and Protestant, and a younger generation railing against a conservative, religious establishment.
Roisin Lanigan
1.2.19
Opinion

tom rasmussen: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Tom Rasmussen's definition of Britishness was formed growing up gender non-conforming in the matriarchal nail salons of Lancaster.
Tom Rasmussen
1.2.19
Opinion

caspar baldwin: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Caspar Baldwin explores what it means to have grown up trans in Britain, and to live in a country where much of mainstream media blasts out transphobic abuse.
Caspar Baldwin
1.2.19
Opinion

ciaran thapar: what does britishness mean in 2019?

For Ciaran Thapar, a mixed race youth worker living in Brixton, Britishness is an endless pilgrimage back and forth between different sets of opposing poles.
Ciaran Thapar
1.2.19
Opinion

hydall codeen: what does britishness mean in 2019?

For writer Hydall Codeen, Britain today has become the embodiment of an irresolvable argument.
Hydall Codeen
1.2.19
Opinion

clive martin: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Journalist Clive Martin left London in 2017, disenchanted by the city he grew up in. In search of an alternative Britain, he headed for the north.
Clive Martin
1.2.19
Opinion

charlie brinkhurst-cuff: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff is the deputy editor of 'Gal-dem'. Her debut book, 'Mother Country', looks at what Britishness means to the children and grandchildren of the Windrush generation.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
1.2.19
Opinion

candice carty-williams: what does britishness mean in 2019?

Candice Carty-Williams's debut novel 'Queenie' tells the story of a 25-year-old black woman living in London, straddling two cultures.
Candice Carty-Williams
1.2.19
Opinion

jeff goldblum and the daddy problem

Jeff Goldblum's omnipresence as our empirical Daddy of the year is proof, if proof needs be, that the entire planet is on the huh.
Josh Baines
12.13.18
addiction

is the media helping us foster more empathy for addicts?

Films like 'Beautiful Boy' and 'A Star Is Born' illustrate a level of compassion for those suffering from addiction, while also underscoring what’s still lacking from current media portrayals.
Sara Radin
12.10.18
Opinion

19 things to avoid in 2019

Give a wide berth to all of the following people, places and situations and you might just scrape through the year ahead without feeling the need to punch yourself repeatedly in the face. Happy New Year!
James Anderson
12.10.18
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