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Cherry Healey

Presenter and writer

Cherry Healey is a presenter, making factual programmes for BBC3 and BBC1. Past documentaries have looked at modern views on pregnancy, money, marriage, alcohol and parenting. Her recent series, How To Get A Life, tackled modern dilemmas such as how our looks can change our lives, addiction and prejudice. Cherry also makes short films for the One Show and creates v-logs for her YouTube channel. She writes a blog and has written for Grazia online, The Daily Mail, You Me Baby magazine, is a regular contributor for Lionheart magazine and has contributed for many blogs.

Are Our Periods Killing Our Confidence?

A third of us would consider missing a party this Christmas - simply because of a lack of confidence when we're on our period. A huge 3 in 4 women expect their sanitary protection to fail them at some point while they are on their period, and this is reflected in the kind of underwear ladies turn to during their time of the month.
22/12/2016 08:30 GMT

Cherry Healey's Top Tips For First Time Buyers

They say that two of the most stressful things in life are having a baby and moving house. This is hugely daunting and I'm happy to report that it's not true. I recently bought my first home and I wish I hadn't been so intimidated by it. The first port of call is, of course, budget and this is intrinsically linked with the mortgage offer...
17/05/2016 17:26 BST

'You Only Live Once'

This is one of the sentences that I heard most often whilst making the new series<em> Old Before My Time</em>. On one hand I understand its meaning - there is no point in wasting our precious time on this great Earth by fretting and worrying. But on the other hand, I think it's an incredibly unhelpful modern statement. Yes we only live once, so surely it's worth looking after ourselves so we can make the most of it? If we only get one run at life, surely we want the longest and least sickly stint possible?!
18/10/2013 16:53 BST

My Experiment: Is Shopping Online or Offline Better?

Pretty much anything that saves time and money now I'm a mum is generally given a big, universal thumbs up. So when I was set the challenge of spending 24 hours carrying out only online transactions and then comparing it with 24 hours entirely offline to see which one really gives you value for money, I jumped at the chance. I was surprised to hear that, whilst 43.5million adults (86%) in the UK have used the internet, 7.1million people aren't online and, as someone who is probably slightly addicted to the internet, I wondered whether I had become too dependent on online activities.
29/05/2013 21:09 BST

Lines at Rest

The botox debate is a grey area and one that I've heard many times in the past few years. Simon Cowell seems to consider botox as a standard part of a beauty routine - any maybe he is right? Is botox very different from anti-aging face cream or makeup? Perhaps it's in the same category at brushing your teeth? Except with a deadly disease that can kill people in a hideous and painful way. Even so, I can't say I'm not tempted. With botox now available at your local butchers, bakers, candlestick makers - in a moment of insecurity or whilst having a very-bad-face-day it's all too easy to cave and suddenly find yourself with a frown than won't turn upside down, or left or right or any way at all.
11/11/2012 22:33 GMT

The Seduction of Magic Pills

But whilst quick fixes may solve one problem they often bring with them another... which may require yet another substance or solution to deal with that problem... and so on, and so on. Which is great news for the people selling the solutions and not so great for us.
14/08/2012 00:11 BST

It's the Pits

You'd think that in 2012 we are liberated enough to discuss body hair without going red. And that actually growing a little bit wouldn't be a big issue. Wrong.
07/08/2012 17:02 BST