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Olivia Spring

journalist

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Interviews

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Interview: Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin is sitting on the edge of her couch placed in the middle of her ground floor studio. Surrounding us are canvases mounted on the walls, tables overflowing with bottles of paint, an old CD player, baskets holding art supplies scattered around the room.

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Women in Theatre: An interview with Holly Bond, director at Wonderbox

Performing A Womb of One's Own. "We just said if you want to be part of the company, come and have a coffee at 10am at the National Theatre, and whoever arrives, that's the company," Holly Bond tells me, describing how a group of young women decided to create their own all female theatre collective.

Features

Marie Claire
05/10/2017
Girls who escaped captivity from Boko Haram tell their stories

In a Marie Claire exclusive, three girls kidnapped by Boko Haram speak about their ordeal and their joy at being free Over three years ago, in April 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in the middle of the night from their school in Chibok, Nigeria.

Marie Claire
06/02/2017
What Is Lyme Disease And What Are The Symptoms To Look For?

Celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, and Kelly Osbourne have brought it to global attention, but what actually is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infection caught from a tick bite, affecting over 300,000 people in the US, with an estimated 2,000 - 3,000 new diagnoses in the UK each year.

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Inside the Pandemic of Chronic Lyme Disease.

"It's the cancer of our time," says naturopath Oliver Barnett, an integrated medical practitioner and leading health expert in the UK. Barnett speaks for an estimated 45,000 people who suffer from Lyme disease in the UK annually, as well as 85,000 people in Europe and 300,000 in the US.

Marie Claire
05/11/2017
The best Instagram accounts to follow for mental health awareness week

Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. The most common diagnosis is mixed anxiety and depression, and women in England are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we've put together a list of the best Instagram accounts to follow.

Eastlondonlines
10/13/2017
Croydon mother launches all-female cab service | Eastlondonlines

A Croydon mother has launched a new female-only car service, offering women a safe and reliable alternative to minicab services and London transport. Annisa Cars, founded by Sade Agboola, will only accept women and children passengers and use only female drivers.

Eastlondonlines
03/15/2017
Feminist Hackney band performing at all-women festival | Eastlondonlines

A Hackney and Harringay-based band are set to perform at an event run by an alternative feminist music collective this autumn. Dream Nails, a feminist alternative band who got together in summer 2015 are part of the LOUD WOMEN Fest line-up. The festival will include 20 acts, all of which are female-led.

Eastlondonlines
10/10/2017
Campaigners fight to keep New Cross NHS walk-in centre open | Eastlondonlines

Vulnerable patients in Lewisham and bordering areas could be losing the only remaining walk-in centre for urgent and non-urgent healthcare services in south-east London. Local pressure group Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign (SLHC) has warned that proposed closure of the walk-in centre in New Cross will leave patients who are not registered with a GP unable to receive medical help.

Eastlondonlines
03/10/2017
Goldsmiths students receive prestigious film award | Eastlondonlines

Three Goldsmiths students have won the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) London Student Award for their film about female oppression. The Female Voice was made by Julia dos Santos, Minji Kim, and Jeanette Lee, who were all undergraduate media students when they made the film. Director dos Santos told ELL: "It was absolutely amazing.

Essays

Polyesterzine
06/28/2018
How Being A Woman Affects A Chronic Illness Diagnosis

I remember being a sick 12 year old searching the internet to understand my diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I would stumble across forums of people asking if it is a real disease, and I would angrily write long responses, trying to sound like a sophisticated adult.

luna luna
01/19/2018
Things My Illness Took from Me

When I ride the subway I become so many ages, I carry so many different years, and they appear in layers inside of me in a way I wish I could erase. They are built like a pyramid in my body.

Fashion

Fashion Scout
09/16/2017
SHOW INSIGHT: AMESH

Amesh 's debut collection combines local craft with modern techniques to create free-flowing and loose fitting pieces, featuring distressed knit and floral prints. High waisted trousers and jumpsuits blurred the gender lines smoothly. For the Spring Summer 2018 collection, Amesh collaborated with luxury sustainable lifestyle brand SRI to create modern and refreshing designs.

Fashion Scout
09/16/2017
SHOW INSIGHT: HAN WEN

New York based designer and graduate of Parsons school of Art and Design, Han Wen, debuted his Spring Summer 2018 collection to an overflowing crowd in the Vestibule this afternoon. Han Wen explores the opposition of things through his designs, pairing masculine silhouettes with feminine sophisticat

Fashion Scout
09/15/2017
SHOW INSIGHT: FRANCESCO RASOLA

Francesco Rasola, a self taught Italian designer, debuted his Spring Summer 2018 collection titled '2+2=5' as an artistic presentation today in Freemasons' Hall. Aiming to mix street wear with innovative Italian style, Rasola does just that, while exciting the audience with booming music and models

Fashion Scout
09/17/2017
SHOW INSIGHT: INIFD-LST - A RAGEEN RIOT

India based International Institute of Fashion Design has worked in association with London School of Trends for the INIFD-LST: A REGEEN RIOT show for Spring Summer 2018. Included in the show was 12 selected student and graduate designers from across India, who showed to an overflowing and excited a

Fashion Scout
09/15/2017
SHOW INSIGHT: BILLIE JACOBINA

For Spring/Summer 2018, Billie Jacobina used her experience of working at a bakery as inspiration for her colourful, sequin filled collection. With models dancing on stage to music by Drake and Dua Lipa, they embodied the sassy, uplifting mood Billie illustrates through her designs.

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