Emily Dixon
Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.

Here's The Truth About Whether You Need To Take A Break From Your Contraception

How much do you really know about the contraception you use, or how you should be using it? Despite the prevalance of contraception use — and the range of choices available on the NHS — too many people remain underinformed, unduly influenced by…
By Emily Dixon

Try Not To Cry When You Hear What Meghan Markle's 'Something Blue' Was

A challenge: name a more talked about ensemble than Meghan Markle's stunning Givenchy wedding dress, already so firmly established in fashion history that it has its very own Wikipedia page. Sure, you've probably studied every aspect of the dress by…
By Emily Dixon

This Is Why ‘Strictly’ Star Joe Sugg Is Such A Great Dancer

When this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up was announced, some fans pointed out the professional experience of contestants Faye Tozer, Danny John-Jules, and Ashley Roberts, suggesting it would give them an unfair advantage. All certainly…
By Emily Dixon

Here's Why Those Common Myths About The Morning-After Pill Are Untrue

The morning after pill is accessible without prescription in the UK, and often available for free. But myths and misunderstandings continue to surround it, which can prevent people from using the emergency contraception they need. One of the most…
By Emily Dixon

This Latest News Is Fuel To The Fire Of *Those* Oasis Reunion Rumours

Strap in, Oasis fans, because a moment you never thought possible could be right around the corner. The warring brothers could be months away from a reunion — and on the Glastonbury stage, no less. Individual comments from both Liam and Noel…
By Emily Dixon

You Won't Believe How Many 'Strictly' Injuries Have Occurred Before The First Live Show

Tonight's the night, friends. The night when people who've never set foot on a dancefloor declare themselves assured experts on the nuances of the Viennese waltz. The night when beginner ballroom classes across the nation become mysteriously booked…
By Emily Dixon

These Everyday Things Could Be Causing Your Headaches & It's So Unexpected

Who amongst us hasn't experienced a headache after a whole day in front of the computer, or a night dancing to music that's just a little too loud? It's fairly easy to identify the probable cause of a one-off headache, but if they're chronic, there…
By Emily Dixon

Sharing Birth Stories Online May Have Caused A Spike In This Little Known Phobia

For many expectant parents, the prospect of childbirth can be a daunting one. But some experience the fear more acutely, so much so that it becomes a phobia. Tocophobia — "a severe fear or dread of childbirth", according to the Guardian — is…
By Emily Dixon

'Strictly' Pros Are Paid Pretty Well, But You Might Be Surprised By Who Gets More

It's Strictly Come Dancing season again, meaning glitter sales are up, ballroom shoes are sold out nationwide, and your mum won't stop texting you about the salsa class she's thinking about joining. But while everything looked peachy at the launch…
By Emily Dixon

These Foods Might Help You Live Longer & You're Gonna Be So Delighted

Find your nearest scientist and bestow upon them a hearty high-five, because a new study has suggested that consuming beer, wine, and chocolate might increase your life expectancy (which you might want to explain to your baffled dentist, who you've…
By Emily Dixon

These Are The *Real* English Places That Inspired Jane Austen's Fictional Locations

Exactly how devoted a Jane Austen fan are you: know your Dashwoods from your Woodhouses? Your Pemberley from your Uppercross? Do you have incredibly strong and immovable opinions about whether Macfadyen or Firth is the supreme Darcy? For those not…
By Emily Dixon

This News About Jodie Whittaker's 'Doctor Who' Salary Will Put A Spring In Your Step

We're mere weeks away from Jodie Whittaker's first full episode as the Doctor, marking a significant milestone for the previously male-led Doctor Who. For female Whovians, Whittaker's casting provides representation the previous 55 years have…
By Emily Dixon

Did THIS Major Character Leave David Budd The USB On The BBC's 'Bodyguard'?

Remember when Sunday evenings were a time for relaxation in front of the TV, the biggest tension coming courtesy of the Strictly results show? Thanks to BBC thriller Bodyguard, that pre-work week peace is no more; instead, each episode gives us a…
By Emily Dixon

Contraception Is Becoming Less Accessible For Brits Due To This Alarming Reason

Is there a day that goes by, as a person in possession of a womb, without some new and alarming news that threatens your control over it? This week's edition: access to contraception in the UK is under threat because of cuts to services across…
By Emily Dixon

'Vanity Fair's Olivia Cooke Moved Her Career To The U.S. Because Of This Major Issue

In ITV's new adaptation of Vanity Fair, Olivia Cooke's Becky Sharp speaks with the crisp RP accent you'd expect from a 19th century period drama. But in reality, the actor is from Oldham, Greater Manchester, and has the North West accent to match.…
By Emily Dixon

Mel B Thinks This HUGE Star Should Replace Victoria Beckham On The Spice Girls Tour

The speculation concerning a potential Spice Girls reunion tour continues to mount: Mel B's saying it's on, Victoria Beckham's resolute she won't take part, and the hopes of every child of the '90s are raised then dashed then raised again. But…
By Emily Dixon

Lily Allen Talks About Sexual Assault, Addiction & Family In Her New Book

This month, Lily Allen will release My Thoughts Exactly, a memoir that addresses abuse in the music industry, her issues with drug and alcohol addiction, and her difficult relationship with her family. In the book, she recounts her sexual assault at…
By Emily Dixon

5 Classic Novels For People Who Hated 'Of Mice And Men' At School

Every one of us, even the most committed of nerds (pleased to make your acquaintance), entirely despised one of the classic texts on our school reading lists. For me, that was 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', a poem about an extremely rude man who…
By Emily Dixon

Fans At Dua Lipa's Shanghai Show Were Reportedly Removed For 'Waving Pride Flags'

A night of entertainment turned to outrage on September 12, as fans were forcibly removed from Dua Lipa's concert in Shanghai, China, as the Guardian reports. Footage circulating on social media appears to show attendees being removed for standing…
By Emily Dixon

If You're Prone To SAD, The Impact On Your Sleep & Sex Drive Could Be Huge

As winter approaches and the days become shorter, more people begin to experience symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Mental health charity Mind describes SAD as "a form of depression that people experience at a particular time of year or…
By Emily Dixon