Role Models

#LoveYourLines: Women Share The Stories Behind Their Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks, we all get 'em. And now, following Chrissy Teigen's stretch mark debut on Instagram earlier this week, women on social media have jo...

Will Aydian Dowling Be The First Trans Male To Cover Men's Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Men's Health could soon see its first transgender model on the cover. Aydian Dowling from Oregon is set to cover the magazine's November 2015 issue...

These Are The Women (And Organisations) Shaping The Future Of Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women's sport is seeing a revival. And these are the people paving the way. The Women’s Sport Trust has released a list of the finalists for thei...

Why These Women Are Campaigning Against The Term 'Plus-Size'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Women on social media are putting pressure on fashion brands and magazines to drop the term 'plus-size', which they deem to be 'harmful' and 'damaging...

Winnie Harlow Wins Beauty Award (And We Couldn't Be More Chuffed For Her)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

If you haven't yet come across the gorgeous human being that is Winnie Harlow, then let us fill you in. The model, who has vitiligo - a pigmentatio...

Transgender Model Makes Debut As Woman On LFW Catwalk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender model, Andreja Pejic made her debut appearance as a woman on the catwalk in yet another fashion first earlier this week. The model, who...

Déjà Vu - A Weapon For Equality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Why do I bring this up? Well at a time when it looks like disabled people are claiming their rightful place in our society, I am worried that the ground we have made again could easily be lost. Especially if we forget that this ground is that which we already once held.

Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Talks About Being Named As Face Of Retail Brand

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A plus-size fashion and beauty blogger says she has been "blown-away" with emotion after being named as the face of Scarlett and Jo, an exclusive clot...

This Lady With Down Syndrome Just Made History On The Catwalk...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Actress Jamie Brewer has made history by being the first model with down syndrome to strut her stuff on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. The A...

Meet The First Model With Down Syndrome To Walk At NYFW

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jamie Brewer is to make fashion history by being the first down syndrome model to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on 12 February. ...

Is Superhero Barbie The Role Model Young Girls Need?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her unrealistic figure and obsession with all things pink, Barbie doesn't automatically spring to mind when you think of positive role models for...

Zoella Isn't Bad for Young Girls, But Branding Her Vacuous for Liking Make Up Is

Tilly Grove | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

The obsession society has with scrutinising young women in the public eye for their ability to be role models is nothing new, and is perpetuated even by women who consider themselves feminists. Wanting women to be empowered and free is surely at direct odds with wanting them to conform to a host of standards that make them 'appropriate' for the consumption of others...

Put On Your Ray-Bans and Stitch Your Patchwork Quilt Models

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Wonderwoman, Princess Diana, Madonna. They provided inspiration, ideas, visions from which to pluck, mould and reshape, to create my own look, my own aura, my own presentation of myself to the world.

The Athlete: The Next Generation's New Role Model

Sian Elvin | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What better example can we use for children when explaining that sometimes, you will have failures, but if you work hard enough then you will succeed eventually? Athletes also prove too that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Disney Princesses: Role Models or Ridiculous?

Bethany Balkham | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bethany Balkham

So it seems that Disney has moved with the times, as it is the more recent princesses that symbolise true female role models. Merida, a new princess from Brave, shows that Disney has tossed aside the snow-white, angelic style. Instead, the bushy, ginger-haired scruff ball, is a free-spirited and powerful girl...

Poorna Bell

How These Women Overcame Their Own Addiction To Help Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For a lot of us, our teens and twenties are about experimentation, getting drunk on 99p shots and wondering why there's a shopping trolley on your law...

Women Role-Models In Film And TV

Esther Hayden | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Esther Hayden

For those of you who have not seen True Detectives, the series starts in 1995 in Louisiana at a time when only 2% of police officers in the whole of the US were women. Indeed as befits the time much of the writing focuses on life through the eyes of the two lead male detectives so in fact I don't think it is surprising there is not a lot of focus on strong female role models.

Desperately Seeking Female Role Model

Bexy Cameron | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bexy Cameron

Globally, women are under represented at the top in politics world-wide by 85%and over represented at the bottom; we make up 70% of the worlds impoverished. But when you aren't actively part of either of those demographics and reside in a world as 'progressive' as the creative industry, you can be lead to think that inequality is something that happens to 'other women'.

Role Models

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I keep hearing the words "role models" in the press and it got me thinking about who were mine when I was growing up. I am constantly hearing about how bad role models Rihanna or Miley Cyrus are, with their fannies out and their drug advocating. It made me think back to when I was an impressionable 15 year old, and who could influence me.

Why Men Need Female Role Models

Jana Bakunina | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

Of course, power-hungry, war-playing, point-scoring women do exist but they don't make role models, at least not in my books. The women I find inspiring are different. They are successful yet grounded. They achieve their goals but admit challenges along the way.

Crucifying the Cliques That Barbie Taught Me - My Beef With Barbie

Madame Allsorts | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Style
Madame Allsorts

Sadly borderline starvation coupled with teenage angst and confusion don't make for a happy marriage! Luckily the older I got the quicker creativity obliterated my delusions of Barbie but with forty percent of nine year olds reportedly being unhappy with their looks, the problem lives on.

Drinking: A Mash-Up Story

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I don't believe in protecting people from the opinions of others. In fact I find it faintly ridiculous that people devote so much time to worrying on the behalf of other people. Acting like addicts are a bunch of unruly 5 years olds, likely to go off on the tear after reading a well-versed piece of prose on drinking. It's not dangerous to display these views. It's eye-opening.

In Defence of Liz Jones

Tasha Smith | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tasha Smith

Liz and Rihanna represent the archetypes of feminism, one strong and undefeated, the other weak and under constant attack. We find it hard to sympathise with Liz because she embodies everything we've worked so hard to leave behind.

Role Models

Robert Milne | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Milne

In a world of twitter, news feeds, facebook and live streaming it's become very hard to know our children's role models. It is no longer true that a footballer or a singer with dominate the mind of the majority of teenagers: the media world and our access to the celebrities within it, through personal devices, has become bespoke.

Why RiRi Is Right and Liz Jones Is Wrong

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Armstrong

It's not Rihanna's job to live up to our ideal of the perfect role model for young women. She expresses herself for a living. She's very good at it. Right now she's young and spends a lot of time going out. She's really no different from other girls her age in that respect. She just does it on a bigger scale - and we all get to come along for the ride.