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CRYSTAL AHAMEFULA: How To Be A Woman?

Circumcised at birth in Nigeria and sold to a man in London whom she’d never met, Crystal Ahamefula has come a long way from home. She studied law, owned a restaurant, wrote…

STELLA & DOT: Try it, you might just like it

I admit to a fairly well-established fear of structured parties. Tupperware (ok, I’m a 70s child), colour, swishing…..I’ll duck and cover. But when I met Tori May she had such a refreshing…

BALLET4LIFE: A Lesson In Strength

Professional dancer, director, choreographer: time came when Donna Schoenherr needed her work to fit in with life as a mother. Ground-breaking – and at times misunderstood – Donna was one of the…

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BEAUTILDA: Drawn Together

Ever lain awake and wondered which friend might last the distance in your new venture? Single-minded, driven and juggling it all – mother and entrepreneur – if you’ve dreamt of starting a…

GREAT IN, GREAT OUT: Ageing is bad for you

Ageing won’t kill you. Sure, the diseases of old age will get you one day, but ageing bodies can be sustained far longer and better on molecular, cellular, and systemic levels than…

BIRDSONG LONDON: Guilt-Free & Gorgeous

With their ethos of ‘no sweatshops, no Photoshop’ and beautifully designed pieces at reasonable prices, Birdsong founders Sarah Beckett and Sophie Slater hope to empower women from factory to front row. Ethical…

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BUMBLE & BLOSSOM: Pretty Little Things

Remember when you were pregnant and partied every night in Soho. No? Add to the exhausting demands of client entertaining a boss more than unsympathetic to hourly attacks of morning sickness, its…

FIG & FROST: Style Counsel

‘Breton or black?’ If the tiny voice in your wardrobe has little else to ask of you these days, then meet Tessa Frost: wardrobe editor, curator, confidant and founder of bespoke personal…

THE RUNNING CLUB: Running On Empty

This is our time, our time down here said The Goonies and all mothers descending into the kitchen after the littles finally nod off. Oh the internal jig-of-joy we dance, swiftly followed…

Are you MAD? It’s Maternal Mental Health Week.

  By that I mean, fed up. We mothers are more lonely, more anxious, more redundant than ever before.  Most women I know are Perfectionists. Intelligence tends to breed that in women.…

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