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Last month, I made what would become a life-altering journey to Ethiopia with my partner, his family and a group of friends to inaugurate the school we’d built in his late mother’s honour. At the outset, all I knew about the country – beyond its delectable cuisine – was what I’d learned as a child in the 80s. Charity singles Do They Know It’s Christmas?, Tears Are Not Enough and We Are the… Read More

“She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth  Would you rather be surrounded by beauty in all of its natural forms  — or be considered conventionally beautiful? Whether they are willing to admit it openly or even to themselves, countless women the world over would choose the latter. The beauty myth is well-documented in the Western world, where conventions… Read More