When the pill was first marketed in the 1960s, it was the dawn of the sexual revolution. Women’s rights group celebrated the hard fought for right to bodily autonomy, and the liberation of female sexuality finally began.
At the beginning of the year 2018, there are more than 140 million women using some form of hormonal contraception worldwide. But for the past six months, I’ve been asking myself about the cost of this sexual liberation to our mental and physical health. Are we, as women, really second class citizens in our own healthcare industry?
For well over a year now, I’ve been asking myself the same question: why is nobody talking about Yemen? Amid a sea of highly publicised Middle Eastern conflict zones, why is Yemen the singular forgotten story?
Before we get down to details, I feel I need to start this post by saying go, go, go on the next available flight! An archipelago made up of more than 7,500 islands, this otherworldly oceanic nation nestled in the South China Sea is on the fast track to becoming one of the world's most sought after travel destinations - my advice is to see it in all its glory before this happens, when tourism and associated construction will explode.
There’s something about planning a road trip that ignites universal excitement in all who seek escapism, spontaneity and adventure. Whether your journey takes you three days or three months, cross-country or cross-continent, a road trip is the perfect opportunity to relax, discover and appreciate the incredible world we live in.
But road trips can also be stressful and difficult to plan if you approach things with the wrong mindset. Read on to find out the secret behind planning the perfect road trip!
In February, my best friend Laura and I set off for the bustling North African hub of Marrakech. We were both optimistic about the experience, but we were also two young Irish girls alone in a culturally divergent city with only a few basic sentences of French and Arabic between us. As we had hoped, it turned out to be an amazing adventure and one I would recommend to anyone – leave yourself open to every experience, have common sense about things and I promise you will leave Morocco feeling the magic and wanting more!