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Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

Every Writer Has a "Day Two"

Amy Tucker | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Amy Tucker

There is just one big problem with putting yourself out there and declaring "I am going to be a writer" and that is that you have to get on with it an...

Child Slavery in Britain? It's Time to Lose the Stiff Upper Lip

Kate Tunstall | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Kate Tunstall

There are occasions when I find myself wondering whether some of us are too compassionate for our own good. We feel things deeply and we're affected to such a degree that we can't comfortably partake in activities others take for granted. For example, there are particular films which for the most part, we avoid.

Social Anxiety: When Human Beings Are Afraid of Other Human Beings Without Really Knowing Why

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

I am determined not to allow myself to be limited by my fear of interacting with people. Whether I was born with an inclination towards social anxiety or whether I happened to develop it, I'm desperate to overcome it.

Why I'm Going to Stop Self-Shaming

Jayne Hardy | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

The more shame I've felt, the more I've sunk into myself. It's almost as if my 'true' self has diminished as the sense of shame has grown. It's magnified the not-so-great stuff. Prevented me from reaching out for help and stopped me owning any sort of personal success. It's overshadowed the good.

Alcoholism: From Anger to Acceptance

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Having some space, literally through living away, but also the space afforded by sobriety as relapses got further and further apart, I was able to understand the situation a little more, and to feel more accepting of it.

Embrace the Shame

Wendy Wason | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

I do try to rationalise this shame. I wonder if it has been sent to me to help me understand what my mother went through and why she made her choices. She would have had to go through this 30 years ago and as a strict Catholic had other pressures on her too.

Monica Lewinksy Was The Surprise Hit Of TED 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

Public shaming is a fact of life on the internet - but does it have to be? Jon Ronson’s recent book on the subject shone a devastating light on what...

Low Self-Esteem: How to Change the Broken Record

Karin Sieger | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

We all carry in us a critical voice, which can give a running commentary full of frightening self doubt, shame, crushing condemnation and dissatisfaction. A voice, which has high standards and can never be pleased, is always on guard, which anticipates failure and humiliation.

A Letter to a Sort-Of Friend

Jake Yapp | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Yapp

We share our thoughts now, so publicly, in ways we never could before. We have opened a window onto our own stream of consciousness, and gleefully show the world aspects of our personality we wouldn't reveal if someone had come round for dinner.

The Art of Shame

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Beswick

Shame Chorus will be a live concert event performed at the Freud Museum, and a range of other venues in London and across the UK in 2015. Documentary footage created throughout the project will also form a touring video installation, the Shame Chorus songs will be available to buy as downloads...

Body Is a Four Letter Word: Why Naked Doesn't Always Mean Sex

Rachel Thompson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.

The Psychology of Shame

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

The roots of the word shame are thought to come from an older word, meaning 'to cover'. Which makes sense. It can feel a lot like wanting the earth to swallow us up, or that desperate desire to run away and hide under a rock when shame hits. But what exactly is 'shame'?

BROMANCE: Michael Fassbender Gushes About Steve McQueen

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Whatever Steve McQueen does next, the chances are Michael Fassbender will be by his side. The 12 Years A Slave star, who has appeared in McQueen's ...

Lack of Maternal Love - a Driver for Polyamory?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Though I continue to believe, seven years on, that multi-partner relationships are a healthier and happier choice for me, my family and my partners, I have no problem admitting that at least one catalyst for my inclination was a painful formative experience.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Decide You Have a Sex Addiction

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex addiction seems to be the topic du jour in Hollywood these days. Stuart Blumberg 's Thanks for Sharing is the latest movie to broach the thorny issue that was first tackled, rather more successfully, by Steve McQueen in Shame. The jury is still out on whether sex addiction is a legitimate diagnosis or an excuse for bad behavior... but here's 10 facts to help you decide for yourself.

It's Good To Be Bad

Hollie Moat | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Style
Hollie Moat

As girls, when it comes to film, most of us have a tendency to root for the good guy. Usually the good guy from the wrong side of the tracks (Dirty Dancing, The Notebook) or with a hellish streak (Indiana Jones, Drive - possibly largely down to the casting of Ryan Gosling), but always a man who comes good by the end credits.

What the Repression of Downton Abbey Can Teach Us...

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Louisa Leontiades

Living abroad my boyfriend and I subscribe to Love Film to get our fix of British and American TV.

James Mullinger - 'The Man With No Shame' - Etcetera Theatre - Third August

Pete Strauss | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Every year for about a month, London gets a lot less funny. Vast swathes of the nation's favourite comedians all flock up to Edinburgh for the month of August. However, a few valiantly stay behind to participate in the ever growing Camden Fringe and one man gallantly at the forefront of this years fringe is James Mullinger.

Shame Is a Game Worth Playing

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Jimmy Carr is a man who has done nothing illegal. He used a loophole - a complicated and sophisticated but wholly legal loophole - to avoid paying tax on a huge proportion of the wealth he earns from trotting out snazzy one-liners. Should we, as so many on the left urge us to, immediately leap to legislate away aforementioned loophole? No.

'I Get Seduced By Certain Things'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender wasn't a name that conjured up any particular images five short years ago. Now, however, after a breakthrough role in Hunger, and s...

No Shame For Singapore

WENN | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Michael Fassbender's provocative movie Shame has been banned from release in Singapore after director Steve Mcqueen refused to cut an explicit sex sce...

You Need A Vicky - Part 1 - The 15 Year Hoard

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

When I had an enquiry via my website from a lovely lady (we'll call Shirley) needing help, she went to the top of my list of people to call back the first second I had free. Here was the enquiry.

You Need A Vicky - My Own Organising Nightmare

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

Yes - I am indeed a Professional Organiser and yes...for a living I de-clutter peoples homes and lives. However.....there is one area in my life which I haven't cracked. An area which every day bugs me, causes me and my poor body issues and an area that I hide from my many clients...

Not Just Tulisa: 'Sex Tape' Scandals Shame Girls Every Day

Gwyneth Holland | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gwyneth Holland

By now, most of you will have heard about (or possibly even seen) the Tulisa "sex tape". As is the nature of these things, the story spread fast, and Tulisa has been unique in her swift response: getting an immediate injunction in a bid to stem the humiliation of an intimate moment becoming glaringly public.