Tag: women

March 8, 2016 | life

Dear Women

My fellow uterus owners, glorious ambassadors of all that is womanhood, kickers of all of the ass – I salute us all on this day of celebration that is International Women’s Day. In the spirit of celebrating how far we’ve come and how far we have to go, this day is great for learning, for...

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November 11, 2013 | life

Women, Ageing & Shining Brighter

As a woman, you drift through life (well, maybe not ‘drift’, ’cause let’s face it, this shiz is hard), you run up against every day challenges and you battle them head on, because you’re a badass. We deal with sexism, be it outright or that niggly, under-the-surface, casual, uncomfortable sexism. We deal with harassment. We...

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September 24, 2013 | life

The What I See Project

This summer, I was really pleased to be asked to be involved in the What I See Project. The project aims to celebrate inspiring women from every day life whose stories would otherwise go unacknowledged. They do this by asking the simple question ‘What do you see when you look in the mirror?’ There are...

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October 8, 2012 | life, relationships

Building Self Confidence

Our internal dialogue is a funny ol’ thing. It takes us on a journey each and every day – bigging us up during our triumphs, sending us into wallowing states of despair at other times, that pesky little voice dictates how we feel about ourselves for better or worse. Many let the words of others...

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April 30, 2012 | life

The Legacy of Team Bangs on the Run

When I started running, it was a solitary experience. Running at 5:30am, under the cover of darkness, hoping no one would see me having to take a walk break and nurse a stitch. For my first half marathon in October 2010, Charlie Dark came to my aid and offered to run it with me. Without...

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April 13, 2012 | life

Bangs in the Press!

What a whirlwind period of awesome it’s been in the life and times of Bangs of late. Racing in Berlin, starting Spikes & Heels, just having so many damn awesome people in my life – I wake up every day high fiving life! To add to it all, myself and two of my Team Bangs...

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December 8, 2011 | life

Having it All Before You’re 30

I’m not sure when it becomes such a benchmark, but it does and it seems to for all women: ‘By 30, I’ll have done X, Y and Z.’ The big 3-0 carries a lot of weight with womankind. It’s not like it’s explicitly said, but we’re expected to have ourselves ‘together’ by thirty. We should...

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November 29, 2011 | fashion, life

Can We Quit the Term ‘Real Women’ Already?

Women are constantly divided up into factions, by society and increasingly, by ourselves. But the one group that seems to have been gaining ground over the past few years is ‘real women’. This term is constantly bandied about, lest we forget how ‘real women’ should look. But the more I hear it, the more irritating...

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November 2, 2011 | life

Women, Fitness and The Myth

Fitness is pitched to women purely as a weight loss tool. Like, that’s the only reason we should do it. Not to feel good, not to clear our minds, strengthen our bodies, or be healthy. Our end game should always be weight loss. And this, my friends, is bollocks. Naturally, I’m on a mission to...

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February 9, 2011 | relationships

Because of Her…

The main reason I want to run the Paris Half Marathon is because it’s on March 6th. March 6th was my grandmother’s birthday. She passed away in 2004, aged 94. She was a huge part of my life and even now, I miss her terribly. I’m not sure why I felt like running 13 miles...

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