Megan Sutton

Digital writer, Hearst UK

Location icon United Kingdom

I'm a digital journalist at Hearst UK, writing for about everything from entertainment to environmentalism. I've written for other publications including Red, Marie Claire, The Debrief, Digital Spy and LOOK, and I'm passionate about storytelling and lifestyle journalism that makes a positive difference in the world.

My mum and I aren't best friends anymore - and that's ok

If you had met me 12 years ago, when I was 11 years old, I imagine you'd have asked me some rudimentary questions. (Unless hypothetical 2006 you is either ill-mannered or bad at small talk, but let's imagine not for the sake of this opener.)

Why we should teach girls not to worry about looking pretty

You could be mistaken for thinking that girls and young women have never had it so good as right now. We have Laura Bates giving us sage life advice via her everyday sexism books, Emma Watson fighting our corner in UN speeches, and Beyoncé dancing in front of 'FEMINISM' written in lights, making the word more socially acceptable than ever before.

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15 ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use in daily life

Plastic pollution is an issue many of us are now highly aware of, thanks to David Attenborough's recent series Blue Planet II shining a light on the staggering scale of harm plastic waste has on the environment. "A truck load of plastic waste enters our oceans every minute.

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How to talk to the girls and boys in your life about periods

There are some milestone moments in life that tend to stay with us, from first days and first kisses to big birthdays and final goodbyes. One particular life event that often stays etched on the minds of many women is their first period. I can remember mine.

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10 things a woman who's gone through a stillbirth wants you to know

Tragically, 15 babies die before, during or shortly after birth every day in the UK, according to Sands, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Viki Ferguson is one person who understands what it's like to experience this kind of loss, as her daughter Megan was stillborn at 35 weeks in 2013.

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How to support children and teenagers through mental health issues

Mental health is a topic many adults are only just beginning to discuss openly, owing to stigma around the issue being gradually chipped away in recent years. But while it's becoming easier for adults to speak about their mental health amongst themselves, broaching the subject with children and teenagers who may be suffering can be particularly daunting for parents and guardians.