Bronte Huskinson

Student, Writer, Feminist

Bronte Huskinson is a Creative Writing and Publishing student at Bath Spa University.

Her debut YA novel 'Never Mind My Thigh Gap', which tackles body image issues is due for release in February 2016

Empowerment Doesn't Just Come From A Power Suit

Women are incredible. That's just a fact. We are making advancements towards equality every day but sometimes I can't help but feel that society takes several steps backward. Take Emma Watson, for example, a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. An inspiring woman who, in my opinion, has done so much for feminism. But as soon as a picture of her in Vanity Fair showing part of her breasts, (yes, we actually have them under our clothes!) she got accused of not being a feminist. Because you can't be a feminist and show off your chest, apparently.
28/03/2017 13:05 BST

Leave Belle Alone And Stop Trying To Ruin Childhood

I long for the day that we leave the Disney Princesses alone and let them be the inspiring characters they are. Can we all just stop looking too much into their films and let them be fictional stories?
14/03/2017 11:31 GMT

Why We Need To Stop Stereotyping Millennials

Like it or not, times are changing and the way relationships are made is changing, and there is nothing wrong with that. We need to stop being taught that how we live is wrong. Millenials need to stop being demonised.
29/01/2017 22:14 GMT

Would You Like a Side Order of Sexual Harassment With That?

In an ideal world, stuff like this wouldn't be happening. I know that might be too much to ask, no one can control what people say. Just respect the staff of the places you visit. Stop harassing them if they are clearly not interested, and for the love of God leave the 16 year olds alone, making them uncomfortable is far from a joke. Respect the staff. That isn't too much to ask.
25/04/2016 17:00 BST

Maybe It's Not Easy Being Thin

Our young people need to be taught that when it comes to body shapes, there is no normal. Everyone's body is different. Curves are beautiful, but so are no curves. We need to start accepting that no woman is the same rather than holding one particular body as the desirable one.
07/04/2016 11:51 BST

Why Don't Schools Cater for Introverts?

Being an introvert isn't easy, especially when you spend your entire school life being told that you need to participate more in class, stop being so shy, or (my favourite) come out of your shell. What schools don't understand is that the preference for quiet, less stimulating environments is not an affliction, it is a character trait shared by nearly half the population.
04/02/2016 16:28 GMT