Tags : caitlin moran

Harry Styles Is Standing On The Shoulders of Chiffon

Harry Styles has been breaking hearts since his debut on the X-Factor in 2010. He is not, however, breaking glass ceilings of gendered fashion as recently suggested by Caitlin Moran. His appearance on the cover of Vogue, December 2020, in a frock, was indeed something wonderful. It just was not an earth-shattering moment of genderless […]Read More

Comedy and Feminism Stagnate in ‘How to Build a Girl’:

Caitlin Moran’s outdated feminism of ‘big knickers and girl power’ falls flat in this rags-to-riches-and-back-again adaptation Like many, I was over the moon at the news that one of my favourite teenage novels, Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl, was to be adapted into a film with the luminous Beanie Feldstein in the starring […]Read More

Trailer Released for Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Four years ago, I wrote an article for this very website about books that defined my upbringing. Though that list may have changed since 2016, I still hold a special place in my heart for one of the inclusions: Caitlin Moran’s funny, filthy, antic-filled “How to Build a Girl”. Fast-forward four years and the trailer […]Read More

My Life in Books: Alicia Boukersi

Someone recently asked me if I still enjoy writing for fun, when I have to do so much of it for work. “Don’t you get bored of it?”, they pondered. Without even thinking about it, I nodded and laughed. Well, of course I do. The same goes for reading. Yes, sometimes I regard it as […]Read More

My Life In Books: Steph Green

When Ernest Hemingway said that “there is no friend as loyal as a book”, he succinctly encapsulated the way in which bibliophiles consume and adore literature. A good book can transform a dull afternoon, while away a long train journey, transport you to the dazzling unknown, and help to nurture your imagination in the most […]Read More

The Presentation of Working Class Life in Raised by Wolves

Caitlin and Caroline Moran’s sitcom Raised by Wolves is all a viewer could want from a comedy with political overtones. The working class life the Morans present is actually close to perfect, unchallenged in its honesty and powerful in its unwillingness to apologise. Coming from a working class background myself, my family has always managed […]Read More

50 Books (1): How To Be A Woman // Caitlin

Title: How To Be A Woman Author: Caitlin Moran Outline: How To Be A Woman is a memoir of Caitlin Moran’s life. This is a feminist novel, with Moran calling for us ‘strident feminists’ to tackle everyday sexism, while attempting to inspire the normalisation of the female body – Chapter 1 is entitled ‘I Start […]Read More

Who Inspires You? – Part 1

Our inspirations are what drive us forward. They encourage us to make certain decisions, to pick certain paths. Inspirations can come in a vast array of forms, but one of the most common is people. This is a collection of people who inspire us here at the Indiependent. James Dudley: Elon Musk “My motivation for […]Read More

My Life In Books: Beth Kirkbride

I have always loved the escape that a good book provides; whether it’s winter time and you’re curled in your favourite armchair with a hot drink, or you’re lounging on a deckchair by a pool somewhere exotic. The great thing about reading as a hobby is that it is untrammelled by the seasons, the time […]Read More

Book Review: How To Build A Girl // Caitlin Moran

‘How To Build A Girl’ is like eyeliner. Nothing more than black lines, but still, bloody powerful. Not to be underestimated. I’m still reeling at how much I relate to the protagonist Johanna Morigan with her revelation “Fuck writing a book about a fat girl and a dragon. I could be a music journalist.” Amazed […]Read More