My Writing

‘When I’m struggling I find it easier to connect with strangers’, Mental Health Today, 11th December 2017.

‘Three Ethical Christmas Companies’, raeritchie.com, 10th December 2017.

‘What to do with all the random stuff you feel nostalgic about’, Betty, 6th December 2017.

‘Why quitting alcohol was the best decision I ever made’, Stylist.co.uk, 5th December 2017.

‘Everything you need to survive the bus to school’, Betty, 5th December 2017.

‘Give Kindness this Christmas: A Reminder That the Little Things Matter Most’, Welldoing.org, 1st December 2017.

‘The Truth Behind Silk: Cruel Luxury for People and Planet’, The Ethicalist, November 2017.

‘The real reason why mock exams are actually useful’, Betty, 28th November 2017.

‘What’s The Oldest Thing In Your Wardrobe?’, Sophie Benson, 28th November 2017.

‘Maintaining a job is crucial to my dignity and identity’, Mental Health Today, 20th November 2017.

‘Christmas Gift Guide to Ethical Shopping #1 -What Ethical Bloggers Wish For’, That Butterfly Effect, 20th November 2017.

‘On bad days my bed functions like a prison that keeps me safe but frustrated’, Mental Health Today, 20th November 2017.

‘Perfume 101: What to buy and wear to apply’, Betty, 5th November 2017.

‘Go big and go eco… Sustainable shopping at every level in Dubai’, The Ethicalist, October 2017.

‘A week of second hand style: my Myton Fargo vintage fashion style challenge part III’, raeritchie.com, 15th October 2017.

‘Clarity: why it’s so hard to give up drinking’, Club Soda, 12th October 2017.

‘Second hand clothes, first rate fashion: charity shop shopping at Myton Fargo Part II’, raeritchie.com, 11th October 2017.

‘World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental Health and Me’, raeritchie.com, 10th October 2017.

‘Live like a queen even when you’re skint’, Betty, 4th October 2017.

‘How social media can help with your school work’, Betty, 2nd October 2017.

On 28th September 2017, I featured top of Ethical Consumer’s list of ten ethical bloggers.

‘In the shades: the enduring appeal of Ray-Ban sunglasses (aka why we all love Ray Bans)’, raeritchie.com, 28th September 2017.

‘Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown: a must read for enquiring minds’, Welldoing.org, 22nd September 2017.

‘Charity shop shopping with Myton Hospices: My vintage fashion charity shop adventure at Myton Fargo, Coventry’, raeritchie.com, 18th September 2017.

‘It’s not wrong to cry, it is human’, Mental Health Today, 18th September 2017.

‘A greener way of life – interview with Rae Ritchie’, That Butterfly Effect, 12th September 2017.

‘Heaven Vintage’s Fab Fill A Bag vintage fashion sales: a new way to buy vintage clothes’, raeritchie.com, 12th September 2017.

‘We can rationalise but social media still makes us dissatisfied with our lives’, Mental Health Today, 11th September 2017.

‘Beauty and the bathroom: five simple ways to be kinder to the planet and your pocket’, Tapered, 5th September 2017.

‘How Princess Diana’s love of costume jewellery continues today’, The Ethicalist, August 2017.

‘At last – the luxury ethical brands that deliver to your doorstep’, The Ethicalist, August 2017.

The story of Sarson’s’, Food To Love, August 2017.

‘Because it’s almost September and I haven’t mentioned autumn/winter clothing yet’, raeritchie.com, 28th August 2017.

‘Mindful drinking: the new way to socialise’, Grazia, 22nd August 2017.

‘Introducing Larone Artisans: beautiful bags, traditional artisanship, ecologically sound materials and fair employment practices’, raeritchie.com, 20th August 2017.

‘Five things to ticket off your bucket list before you’re eighteen’, Betty.me, 19th August 2017.

‘And breathe….’, Mental Health Today, 17th August 2017.

‘#CharityTuesday: today’s second hand haul’, raeritchie.com, 15th August 2017.

‘Is letting go of perfection the secret to happiness?’, Welldoing.org, 10th August 2017.

‘Ten things you didn’t know about the Fiat 500’, Segmento, 10th August 2017.

‘How to not forget everything you learnt at school over the summer holidays’, Betty, 31st July 2017.

‘The five cool fashion buys you’ll want in your wardrobe every year’, Betty, 27th July 2017.

‘Botanical beauty, floral fashion and Instagram interiors: from English gardens to IKEA houseplants’, Londnr Magazine, 25th July 2017.

‘How to integrate self-care into every day’, Welldoing.org, 22nd July 2017.

‘Eco Essentials: Beach Day’, The Revival Collective, 11th July 2017.

Positive Clothing, Positive Outlook, Native, 27th June 2017

Borderline personality disorder is part of me but not all consuming, Mental Health Today, 26th June 2017

Sustainable Shopping for Summer Days: Four Beach Holiday Buys, Fashion ComPassion, 20th June 2017

When I’m having a bad day, everything feels overwhelming, Mental Health Today, 14th June 2017

Understanding Hoarding as a Mental Health Disorder, Welldoing.org, 13th June 2017

‘One spare tube of toothpaste: five toiletry and makeup minimalist tips from a beauty writer’, Midlands Minimalist, 26th May 2017.

‘How do we maintain emotional stability in the face of tragedy?’, Mental Health Today, 24th May 2017.

‘Managing mental health: small things make all the difference’, Welldoing.org, 19th May 2017.

‘Beneath the barnet: the cultural significance of hair’, Londnr, 19th May 2017.

‘Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week: A two-step approach to becoming a more conscious beauty buyer’, The Revival Collective, 17th May 2017.

‘I’ve given myself permission to thrive not just survive’, Mental Health Today, 8th May 2017.

‘Three reasons why Sunday night is secretly the best night of the week’, Betty, 5th May 2017.

‘Who are today’s mental health heroes?’, Mental Health Today, 26th April 2017.

‘3 Easy Conscious Beauty Swaps’, The Revival Collective, 19th April 2017.

‘Last month I tried to kill myself’, in Sas Petherick ed., Voices Rising: A Collection of Essays, Poetry, Art and Prayers To Inspire Your Voice, 8th March 2017, pp. 81-83.

‘There’s more to a Sunday afternoon than a pub lunch: the lesson it took me a decade to learn’, Club Soda, 24th February 2017.

‘Wise Words #15: from Caroline Knapp to Gretchen Rubin’, Welldoing.org, 15th February 2017.

‘Fair Fashion & How to Dress Ethically’, Londnr Magazine, 3rd February 2017.

‘740 days sober: 12 tips for a dry month and beyond’, Club Soda, 3rd February 2017.

‘Alexandra Shulman To Leave Vogue: The End Of An Era’, HuffPost Style, 25th January 2017.

‘Eight (actually) cool new hobbies to get stuck into in 2017 #NewYearSameYou’, Betty, 24th January 2017.

‘The True Cost Of Cashmere In Selfridges’ “Material World”’, HuffPost Style, 23rd January 2017.

‘Wise Words #12: from Sally Brampton to Oliver Burkeman’, Welldoing.org, 18th January 2017.

‘Working around it: Finding time for mental health therapies when you have a job’, Mental Health Today, 6th January 2017.

‘Riding A Crimson Wave: Let’s Talk About Periods’, HuffPost Women, 4th January 2017.

‘Forget resolutions!  Here’s why you should pick a new year buzzword instead #NewYearSameYou’, Betty, 3rd January 2017.

‘I’m not Cinderella: Realising that mental health problems continue in the new year’, Mental Health Today, 16th December 2016.

‘Jane Fonda: Ageing and Activism’, The Mutton Club, 21st December 2016.

‘Can wanting to bin our pills be a sign of improved mental health?’, Mental Health Today, 28th November 2016.

‘‘I’m a Loving Family Man, Get Me Out of Here!’: Modern Masculinity in the Celebrity Jungle’, HuffPost Entertainment, 23rd November 2016.

‘Behind Closed Doors: The Liberty Advent Calendar’, Londnr Magazine, 20th November 2016.

‘When the Therapist You Choose is not Right for You’, Welldoing.org, 3rd November 2016.

‘Hanoi Jane, Hanoi Tom: The Intertwining of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden’, HuffPost Entertainment, 1st November 2016.

‘Mental Health: A Waiting Game’, Mental Health Today, 12th October 2016.

‘Angelina Jolie: Motherhood Over Marriage’, HuffPost Entertainment, 22nd September 2016.

‘My 3 Therapy Sessions Changed Everything’, Welldoing.org, 15th September 2016.

‘Absolutely Fashion: Less About Vogue & More About the Lack of Value Accorded to Fashion’, HuffPost Entertainment, 13th September 2016.

With Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips and Jay Kleinberg (eds.), Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption (Routledge: London, 2016).

With Helen Glew, Jane Hamlett, Sinead McEneaney and Zoe Thomas, ‘Introduction: “Women as Wives and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of The Feminine Mystique” Special Issue’, History of Women in the Americas 3 (2015), 1-8.

With S. Jay Kleinberg, ‘Contrasting Trends in Women’s Employment in the Twentieth Century: Race, Gender, Class and The Feminine Mystique, History of Women in the Americas 3 (2015), 9-29.

‘From Kays of Worcester to Vogue, Paris: The Women’s Institute, Rural Life and Fashionable Dress in Post-war Britain’, in Charlotte Nicklas and Annebella Pollen (eds.), Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury: London, 2015).

‘Worlds within Kays: British Modernity and Representations of Place in the 1960s’, in Rachel Johnson and Barbara Mitra (eds.), Constructions of Gender and Identity through Kays Catalogue (1920-2000) (Cambridge Academic Publishing: Cambridge, 2015).

‘Young Women in Woman: Representations of youthful femininity in the “world’s greatest weekly for women”, 1954-1969’ in Maggie Andrews and Sallie McNamara (eds.), Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present (Routledge: London, 2014), pp. 143-155.

‘“Beauty isn’t all a matter of looking glamorous”: Attitudes to glamour and beauty in 1950s women’s magazines’, Women’s History Review 23:5 (2014), 723-743.

‘Seen and Heard’, WI Life, October 2013, 23.

‘Fergie at the Funeral’, Women’s History Network blog, 5th May 2013.

‘The Quakers of Hartshill’, the Friend, 20th September 2012, 10-11.

‘Reading Women’s History: Roundtable Discussion about Scholarship on Women’s History in the Americas,  Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, 4 November 2011’
History Workshop Journal 73 (2012), 359-361.

‘Sustainability at Svartbäcken’, the Friend, 9th September 2011, 10-11.

Review of Kathleen A Laughlin and Jacqueline L Castledine (eds.), Breaking the Wave – Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945 – 1985, European Review of History/Revue Européenne d’Histoire 19:2, 336-338.

Review of Mary Lynn Stewart, Dressing Modern Frenchwomen: Marketing Haute Couture, 1919 – 1939, European Review of History/Revue Européenne d’Histoire 18:2, 285-287.

Review of Lorna Gibson, Beyond Jerusalem: Music in the Women’s Institute, 1919 – 1969, Women’s History Network Magazine Autumn 2008.

Review of Donna Ulyatt, Rural Women and Work, Women’s History Review 16:5, 785 – 787.

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