Voices

Letter to my hometown: To Peterborough, With Love

In the first in a new series, Standard Issue writers pen a letter to their hometown. For Julie Mayhew her note to Peterborough is a slow-burning romance.

Letter to my hometown: To Horley, With… Reservations

Standard Issue writers are penning a letter to their hometown. Here, Sooz Kempner reflects on the (sort-of) softening of her relationship with the “nondescript, and kind of threatening” Horley.

Fatphobic friends

As much as it hurts that her friends comment on her weight, Sofie Hagen knows that fatphobia has to be destroyed from the inside.

Rage Three

Laura Lexx was a firm supporter of the No More Page 3 campaign until the day it seemed it had won. That got her thinking…

Chinwag: Sarah Millican and Kim Cattrall part two

When Sarah Millican and Kim Cattrall met at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, they got on like a couple of brilliant women. Last week, they nattered about not being pregnant and getting older. This week they talk about the power of ‘No’.

The loneliness of the new homebound mother

Annelie Powell recently became a mum, and her new life isn’t quite what she imagined.

Reunited – and it feels so good?

Social media has put us back in touch with all sorts of people. Julie Balloo asks: Is that a good thing?

Woman’s best friend

Hazel Davis’s best mate is a man. What are you gonna do about it?

Letter to my hometown: Lincoln, I’ve grown to love you

Standard Issue writers are penning a letter to their hometown. Lucy Reynolds has slowly warmed to Lincoln’s charms. And sausages.

E-petition, e-petition, e-petition

The relentless of online requests for signatures and solicitude has left Nadia Kamil concerned that she may not be worried enough about the future of Holland.