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Hilary Webb

London, UK

Hilary Webb

Writer, blogger and social media enthusiast. I particularly enjoy writing about female health, Femtech, literature, art, theatre and travel.

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Is 'Always' Trying to Cash-in on Period Poverty?

We’ve heard a lot about period poverty over the last year. The fight to support people who are unable to afford sanitary products is being led by grass-roots organisations supplying refugees, food banks and schoolgirls with tampons, pads and menstrual cups. Now, one of the UK’s leading sanitary towel brands, Always, is running a campaign that wants to #EndPeriodPoverty.
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Review: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?, The Space

“We are not telling a story. We are presenting the evidence,” is one of the introductory statements of Pregnant Fish Theatre’s latest production Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? Taking lead from the renaissance of the true crime genre in recent years, as seen with the popularity of shows like Making a Murderer, the company takes to the stage at The Space on the Isle of Dogs this March to see how the genre can fair in the theatre.
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Here’s Why a Giant Steel Bra Has Appeared Outside the O2 in London

If you find yourself anywhere near the O2 Arena in the next few months, you may just stumble across a giant stiletto, bra and corset, each cast in steel. The installation, presented by Gazelli Art House and positioned outside the NOW gallery in North Greenwich, is a showcase of artist Kalliopi Lemos’ Tools of Endearment.
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Bloody Good Period

It is estimated that periods costs the average British woman almost £500 a year. For those living on or below the breadline, sanitary products are often the first of the essentials to go. That does not, however, make them any less essential. People living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, fabric scraps or nothing at all to avoid the burden of buying sanitary pads and tampons.
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City by the Book - Blog Series

When my sister and I visited South America last summer, I read a book from four of the cities we visited and wrote about how it changed my experience of those cities.
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Facets of the Female Gaze: “Body,” a Group Exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London

The title of a provocative group exhibition taking place at the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery says it all. “Body” is an impressive chance to see bodies through the eyes of the female gaze. Flesh, sexuality and relationships are all drawn into focuses in this multi-medium exhibition. “Body” is an amalgamation of sculpture, porcelain works, abstract and figurative canvasses created by six female artists.
Blouin Art Info Link to Story
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Sexy or Sexist? Natalie Dormer Mixes S&M, Irony for “Venus in Fur”

The giant shadow of a leather-clad Natalie Dormer dominates the ceiling of Theatre Royal Haymarket in the latest production of David Ives’s “Venus in Fur.”. Dormer leads the entire play with her strong delivery of humor, authority, her several ambiguous characters and, of course, her role within a complex submissive-dominant relationship.
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Ex-First Lady puts focus on youth during uni honour

In October former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received an honorary degree from Swansea University. I attended and helped cover the event for the South Wales Evening Post.
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Endometriosis: Painless sex not a priority, but should it be?

For women with endometriosis, a diminished sex life is a common complaint. Chronic pain, low mood, hormonal treatments, stress over fertility concerns, bleeding during or after intercourse all play their part in dwindling sex and intimacy, but none as much as dyspareunia – painful sexual intercourse.
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When Women Get Their Hands on Technology

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About

Hilary Webb

Having just graduated with a first class honours degree in English Literature and French from Swansea University I am now looking for paid writing opportunities. I enjoy writing about reproductive health and rights, literature, film, science and technology, especially FemTech, travel and a range of other interests. I speak French to a professional level and spent my third year abroad living and teaching English in Lyon. While at Swansea University I was Features and Deputy Editor at Waterfront newspaper.