Louise Baker

Psychology Student, passionate about travel, food and fitness

Subtle everyday sexism is creating a dangerous world for women

-This piece contains topics that may be triggering –  Until about three years ago, I never paid much attention to the differences in how men and women were treated. I blindly assumed that sexism was almost non-existent. The pay gap was the extent of my knowledge. As I fumbled my way into adulthood and became …

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How self-love is helping to disguise self-hate

Self-love is incredibly important. By re-arranging the narratives and learning to love our imperfect selves we open up a whole world of happiness. We stop comparing ourselves to others and start living through trust rather than fear. Self-love is talked about so much and is something that we should all be trying to cultivate and …

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This is the single biggest cause of climate change.

You’re probably assuming this is going to be about animal agriculture. While that is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gasses and so a major cause of climate change, animal agriculture in itself is not the problem (although it does have many problems.) The real underlying cause of climate change is our greed. We want everything …

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“What do you eat?” How I thrive as a vegan coeliac.

When I tell someone I’m vegan I’m met with “What do you eat?!” Then comes the bombardment of “Where do you get your protein?” and concerns for my health. Add into this mix the fact I have coeliac disease (I can’t eat gluten) and their expression turns from confusion to pure horror. I have no …

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Eco-friendly flights: are they possible?

A big conflict that often arises in my life is my love for travel as well as my passion for protecting the environment. The world’s airlines use around 205 million tonnes of aviation fuel per year. This fuel produces greenhouse gasses such as CO2, ozone, sulphur dioxide and methane. One of the main reasons I …

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Why the US abortion ban is just the tip of a sexist iceberg.

If you’ve recently felt your heart rate increase with every abortion ban post on social media, you’re not alone. It’s been difficult finding the strength not to comment on every post. What’s worse than reading about the horrific and limiting abortion bans, is the knowledge that this is just a very public display of a …

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Foods that heal your gut microbiome and anxiety.

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health disorders that affect millions of people globally. Depression is the most common mental health problem worldwide, and in the UK 19.7% of people reported suffering from anxiety or depression. Each year in the US 40 million people are diagnosed with these mood disorders. There are several factors that …

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Easy ways to have an eco-friendly summer.

With summer right around the corner, we are all getting ready for long hot days. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be excited to get a new summer wardrobe and start working on your tan. Most of us are unaware that mindlessly buying these summer items could be bad for both our health and the …

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