Role Models

The importance of Precedents - Why Role Models Make Sense

Annie Ross | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I hadn't appreciated the importance of precedents until recently. Picture a time you were lost in the countryside. In a choice of trails, which on...

Miesha Tate: Heart of a Champion

Jared Joffe | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jared Joffe

UFC fans around the world witnessed a special and unforgettable moment over the weekend. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch one of the organisati...

What Would Beyoncé Do?

Suzanne Day | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

Women who have achieved amazing things or broken down boundaries in society should be respected for what they have done. There is no need to be jealous of them or become overly concerned with who they are dating or the way they look.

Why Consistent Carers Are More Important Than Male Role Models For Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Much is made of the importance of positive male role models for young men. This is particularly a source of concern when looking at vulnerable you...

What Makes a Good Role Model?

Suzanne Day | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Suzanne Day

I have a daughter who does see her Dad and has other male influences in her life too. Though I am happy she has men around that she loves, I would not be worried if her sole 'inner circle' was made up of women.

Celebrate Our World - Don't be Disillusioned

Mark Robins | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Mark Robins

How did you celebrate International Men's Day on 19th November? Or Universal Children's Day on 20th November? You didn't know about them? Me neither. ...

Why Role Models Can Help Address the Boardroom Imbalance

Edwina Dunn | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Edwina Dunn

In the world of business, performance is everything. Loss and profit are the margins that dictate success and failure at the top of our largest companies. Cue a raft of changes at the helm of the FTSE 100 elite: female executives are making the marginal gains.

Four Things Teachers Can Learn From Beyoncé

Oliver Beach | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

Beyoncé is a fearless leader. She is, unquestionably, a powerful force within her field and, indeed, the world. My message is simple: she leads by example, she is driven by a moral purpose and she exhibits the characteristics necessary for success in any vocation. Master those and the world is your oyster.

#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 25.08.2016 | 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.