Kate Leaver
Before she became Celebrity/Social Issues Editor at Mamamia, Kate Leaver was a magazine features editor, accidental finance columnist, radio producer, drama teacher, sketch comedian and freelance journo.
She’ll write about everything – but most ardently mental health, politics, Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears’ emotional wellbeing, feminism, asylum seekers, and her beloved rescue dog, Lady Fluffington.

Entries by Kate Leaver

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

(6) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (23:00)

"I wish I had breast cancer".

It's probably not a sentence you ever thought you'd hear. It's a deeply unpleasant. But it's the slogan of a new campaign for pancreatic cancer awareness.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action campaign has been slammed around the world for being "insensitive", "offensive", "repugnant" and "deeply...

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The 11 Facebook Friends You Need to Un-friend Immediately

(11) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (23:00)

Going through a thorough Facebook friend cull can be really hard. But sometimes it's just necessary.

I'm here for you. Here to hold your hand. Here to take you on a un-friending journey that will ultimately leave your newsfeed - and your life - lighter.

Alright. Let's do this.


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I Have So Many Girl Crushes That My Mum Thinks I'm a Lesbian

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (01:22)

My mother keeps implying I might be a lesbian because I have so many "girl crushes".

My colleagues know me as "the defender of fierce girl crushes". And if you spend five minutes with me, I'll sneak my undying love for a female celebrity into our conversation so artfully, you...

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Think 'Blurred Lines' Was Bad? You Should See This New Enrique Iglesias Video

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (23:00)

Enrique Iglesias has a message for the world: "Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video was so 2013."

The Mediterranean hunk just released a new single called I'm A Freak. The clip is a short film about that time Enrique went to Pitbull's house for a pool party. Have a...

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Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

(11) Comments | Posted 29 January 2014 | (23:00)

The Grammys proved once and for all that the whole world hates Taylor Swift.

First, Taylor showed a few seconds of unrestrained excitement when she thought she'd won Album of the Year for her record Red... but then it turned out presenter Alicia Keys was actually reading the words Random...

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