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In our very first episode of What The Fluff, Bea Pitel from the charity The Fawcett Society talks about equal pay and pay discrimination against women. The Equal Pay Act from 1970 states that men and women should be paid equally for doing the same job, but as Bea points out, many women are still suffering from pay discrimination. She talks about Equal Pay Day, the meaning behind it and the 13 percent pay gap between men and women. The Fawcett Society’s current work aims to make the law fit for purpose through pay transparency, and encourages you to reach out to your MP to help make a change.
In the second episode of the Estrid series What The Fluff, Izzie tells us all about her experience with adult acne and how she learned to embrace it! She went from having perfectly clear skin as a teenager to feeling depressed and insecure because of her acne, but now feels confident in her skin. By posting completely unfiltered pictures of herself on Instagram, she hopes to normalize adult acne, start a conversation and help others have the confidence to show off their skin too, acne or not.
In the third episode of What The Fluff, Estrid is joined by Maxine Heron, here to share her experience as a transwoman and to talk about the importance of supporting trans youths. As she sits in the bath shaving her legs, she describes the privilege of having a supportive family and the transphobia she encountered after coming out publicly. Many trans kids don’t receive the support they need and deserve, and to change that and fight transphobia, we need to have more open discussions and be allies to the trans community.
Episode 4 of What The Fluff stars Solana Baptiste and her glorious armpits. During lockdown Solana decided to grow out her body hair and is now joining Estrid to talk about the history of female hair removal and the patriarchal systems that have shamed women into feeling that they need to shave. She talks about the double standard women put up with when it comes to body hair and the importance of letting women do exactly what they please with their bodies.
In the fifth episode of What The Fluff we have Charleigh, joining Estrid to share her experiences with having chronic illnesses. Charleigh is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Graves Disease, the second of which she developed as a side effect of her MS medication. She tells us about her road to receiving a diagnosis and how it has affected her life, as well as a message of hope to anyone else struggling with a chronic illness.
In episode 6 of Estrid’s IGTV series What The Fluff we meet Charlotte, joining us to talk about self-worth. She describes the importance of valuing yourself, be it in your work life, private life or relationships. Charlotte also shares some tips when it comes to establishing your worth in work situations, especially for people in creative industries, free-lancers and influencers.
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