FandemoniumCurated byRefinery29 UK
With packed-out concerts happening across the globe as fans race to see Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Boygenius and more, the emotional connections and parasocial relationships that bind fans and faves are in full view. In 2023, how do young women and nonbinary people devote themselves unconditionally to their chosen icon (or icons) in the making? We know that fans have always shaped pop culture, it's time they got their moment in the spotlight.
Sun BlockedCurated byRefinery29 UK
Welcome to Sun Blocked, Refinery29’s global call-to-action to wake up to the serious dangers of tanning. No lectures or shaming, we promise. Instead, our goal is to arm you with the facts you need to protect your skin to the best of your ability, because there’s no such thing as safe sun.
ScambitionCurated byRefinery29 UK
We've always been told that if we work hard and follow the rules, anything is possible. So why does everything — from home-ownership to the dream job — feel further and further out of reach? SCAMbition is an exploration of where we live right now; it's the stark reality that we can't afford a down payment while we're paying down student loan debt, that the dream job might be no job at all, and that ambition might just be the biggest scam of all.
Don't Use MeCurated byRefinery29 UK
As part of this series we will hear from people in those groups about why they are sick of being used as a defence for transphobia. We will also hear from trans writers who will debunk the ugly and dangerous myths – that trans people are mentally unwell or sexual predators, for instance – which are often used to justify prejudices and biases against trans people. This is a series of articles by women who are standing up and saying don’t use me to justify your transphobia.
Changing FacesCurated byRefinery29 UK
When did we become so obsessed with chasing a certain look? From Instagram’s selfie culture to how young women really feel about ageing, in our series Changing Faces we'll take a frank and poignant look at the complex and often strained relationship many of us have with our appearance — and how this has been exacerbated by social media over the years.
Paying For ItCurated byRefinery29 UK
The cost of living is rising. Inflation is at its highest rate for 30 years. And it’s hurting young women, who face historically high housing and living costs. Enter: buy now, pay later (BNPL) – a phenomenon that allows young people to buy things they can’t afford. Thirty-nine percent of R29 readers say they have used a buy now, pay later service. Is this a radical initiative to help young people manage their money and buy what they want (as providers argue) or a way of getting people into debt.