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The Moomins: Tove Jansson’s feminist legacy

First published by The Guardian on September 26 2017 The Finnish author and illustrator used her books to subtly challenge views on how women should live and behave. Now, those stories are part of an Oxfam campaign to empower women around the world Post-war stories about Finnish trolls might not be the first place you … Continue reading

What happens when you IGNORE clothing care labels?

First published for FEMAIL on MAILONLINE on November 1 2016 One brave volunteer threw her woollens in the washing machine to find out (with some very upsetting results) Lizzy Dening says life is too short for carefully re-shaping knitwear But how accurate are labels and what damage can a machine really do? FEMAIL set out … Continue reading

Training for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

Published by Closer on 17th June 2016 Lizzy Dening has signed up for the first ever Disneyland Paris Half Marathon this September…and she’s scared!     There are two things you need to know about me. Firstly, I love running. And by love I mean hate-with-occasional-moments-of-endorphins, and by running I mean jogging very s-l-o-w-l-y. So … Continue reading

A Year Of Reading Women: The Pros And Cons Of A Female-Only Bookcase

Published January 6th 2015 on Grazia Daily The movement #ReadWomen2014 began last Christmas, by author and artist Joanna Walsh, who designed cute Christmas cards and bookmarks to encourage her friends to consider reading more female authors over the new year. The concept wasn’t designed to be man-bashing, or even to entirely stop banish male authors … Continue reading

High Dining: The Cube

Published on the Le Cool London blog, July 2012 Something has landed on the Royal Festival Hall. It’s a dining experience that will leave you penniless and blown away. Hold on to your skirts, ladies, says Lizzy Dening My first piece of advice for any women visiting The Cube by Electolux is: don’t wear a floaty dress. I … Continue reading