Nadia Mendoza
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Having worked my way up from local papers to nationals to cover premieres, festivals and A-list interviews over six years at The Sunday Times, The Sun and Daily Mail, I followed the yellow brick road to Hollywood.

The thrill of showbiz may be an escape, but is often overshadowed by the pedestals on which celebrities are raised, coupled with mounting pressures on women (and men) to conform to a certain cookie-cutter mould.

My incredible friends and the co-founders of Body Gossip (www.bodygossip.org) inspired me to join their debate on the shrinking spectrum of beauty paradigms and why we must never settle for one ideal.

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An Open Letter to Katie Hopkins

(0) Comments | Posted 12 July 2013 | (11:57)

TROLLING, Aryan dictatorship, "just saying what everyone is thinking"... call it what you will.

The formula is child's play really, say something audacious to revel in sensationalism, get on the telly box, become infamous regardless of the acerbic venom being spat out.

Hardly the brains you speak of...

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'Diets Are Sad'... Quit the January Detox!

(3) Comments | Posted 18 January 2013 | (23:00)

Agreeing with an advert that seduces you into buying a product you don't need is a rather rare feat, now that marketing and Photoshopping have created an unachievable fairy tale forever out of reach.

So it was somewhat of a surprise to actually take a shine to the latest campaign...

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M&S Join Brigade to Make Us Size Zero Clones

(57) Comments | Posted 14 December 2012 | (23:00)

It's supposed to be the safe haven of realism after a few minutes in a Topshop changing room can turn a well-adjusted woman into a quibbling wreck over the fact that nothing fits, your boobs are squelching out the sides, and the minuscule clothes make you two sizes bigger than...

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