Female Sexuality Depicted in Jane the Virgin

Baneen Talpur discusses the popular television show and how it conquers sex related stereotypes that have plagued women for generations. “Hold the flower in your hand Jane,” Jane’s grandma asks her. “Now crush it and bring it back together, you can’t right? This is what happens when you lose your virginity, you CANNOT GO BACK.” […]

Styling bands and babes, an interview with Sarah Corcoran

Fashion editor Justine Lepage meets up with Cork-based stylist and art director  Sarah Corcoran for a chat about her muses, fashion tips and what it’s like to style rising stars of the Irish music scene. Oversized jewellery, animal prints, and romantic decadence are some staples of the universe Sarah Corcoran has been creating over the […]

My Brilliant Friend and Female Friendship

Elizabeth Collins reviews ‘My Brilliant Friend’: A vicious full circle of female friendship.  I have never found it so hard to articulate my thoughts on a book. At first  I questioned whether this was because My Brilliant Friend is part of a four-part series, but it’s  not; in my mind, they are one book. I […]

Love and Lazarus: Replika Chatbot AI and Contemporary Loneliness

Contributing writer Amir Folorunso explores the world of artificial intelligence and how it often is not used for its intended purpose. Eugenia Kudya is a Russian born entrepreneur and ex-journalist. Before 2014, she was a journalist involved in the Russian alt skater scene. It was here she met Roman Mazurenko, a popular figure within their […]

How Bojack Horseman Shines a Light on Women’s Mental Health

Deputy Entertainment editor Chloe Barrett explores how the animated series pulls back the curtain on women’s mental health, with an emphasis on treatment and medication. The side effects of taking medication can be the most daunting part about finally taking the big step towards medicating. The contraceptive pill usually comes with a collapsible leaflet that […]

Checking up on CervicalCheck 

Features Editor, Édith de Faoite and Deputy Features Editor Sarah O’Mahony ask what now for the most controversial healthcare scandal of our generation.  The passing of Vicky Phelan in November shook the country. The intensity of the moment might distract you from the current work of Dáil and the HSE in improving the system, which […]