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Locke Self-Care Living

Words and photography by Emily Nardini 2020 has been a sh*t show. Let’s not beat around the prickly bush. In this ‘unique’ time, we’ve all had ups and downs even more so. Relationships got better or didn’t survive. Safe jobs have gone or grafting more than ever. The one thing that we’ve all improved or […]

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Rest in Power, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: UV’s favourite quotes by the feminist powerhouse

Words by Siân Irvine Last week, we sadly lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg- legal, cultural and feminist icon.To honour her legacy, UV has compiled our favourite quotes by the legendary Supreme Court Justice.Remember ladies: if you have a credit card in your own name, your own credit history, if you have leased or bought property in […]

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Jes Faye – In My Feelings

Words by Emily Nardini Featured on UV previously (check out the ‘Underrated Singers of Instagram’ blog post) – Jes Faye continues her angelic vocals on her most recent single ‘In My Feelings’ If you don’t have the run down on this singer-songwriter gem, she was once a glamour model. She’s graced the pages of Sixty6, […]

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Black Lives Matter

Words by Siân Irvine Over the past 2 weeks or so, we have seen worldwide outcry, grief and anger at the death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality.Floyd’s death woke the world up. Petitions turned to protests turned to riots, and a statue of Edward Colston, 17th century slave trader, found a […]

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The SATC Way of Single

Words by Emily Nardini Lockdown has me heavily invested in watching ‘Sex and The City’ seasons. Especially as a almost 30 year old single lady, this show hits home like never before. I’ve come to the conclusion I’m definitely a Carrie mixed in with Miranda whereas in my early 20’s I was a Samantha yearning […]

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Wynter Black – Tokyo

Words by Sian Irvine UV loves a strong, passionate female with soothing, sultry vocals- so when we were introduced to Wynter Black we fell in love straight away. Born in 1990 and based in the midlands, Wynter Black is an independent singer-songwriter with a fresh, vibrant sound. Last year, she gave us the singles “Retro […]

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Cam Girls to Stars

Words and photography by Emily Nardini It’s 2020 and I believe the taboo of girls choosing cam work as their main source of income and not slaving away at an office job is fading (UV would like to think so anyways especially as we have to stay at home at the moment, like do you […]

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A Life Illustrated

Words and illustrations by Siân Irvine One thing that lockdown has taught me is that it’s never too late to try something new. When you have the time, the world is your oyster. I’ve found a passion for illustration and drawing during this time which has been massively keeping me afloat. Every day, every hour- […]

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Quarantunes

  What better time to discover some new music than when we are all under house arrest? Enjoy the UV Quarantunes Playlist, all of our favourite songs at the moment in one lovely place. Let us know what you’re listening to in the comments or at Ultravenusmagazine@gmail.com Happy quarantining!  

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The UV Guide to Staying Inside

Words by Siân Irvine Illustrations by Tishk Barzanji Let’s face it, life is weird right now. Self isolation is not something we have not experienced before, and many of us are unsure of how to do it “properly”. So… welcome to THE UV GUIDE TO STAYING INSIDE. Our guide on how to not only stay […]

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Words by Emily Nardini March 6th 2020, I went to a SWA (Swindon’s Women’s Aid) invite only event highlighting the town’s plans on how to raise awareness on Domestic Violence within our community/local businesses. In honour of International Women’s Month, UV needs to address the ongoing serious issue 1 in 4 women in the UK […]

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Fem Thrills for Shrill

Words by Emily Nardini When you look up the word ‘Shrill’ – it’s defined as high-pitched and piercing. ‘Shrill’ is a fem-witty comedy series that UV have watched currently on BBC iPlayer. We can totally see why the programme has the given name of ‘Shrill’ – a high-pitched and piercing voice demanding equality? Yes, yes […]

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Underrated Singers of Instagram

Words by Emily Nardini We are quite lucky to be apart of a generation that can use our charm to hustle on Social Media. However, everyone who isn’t shy to put the graft in is doing so. Whether you’re a model, photographer, you name it…we are all just out here in this world doing what […]

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Guess Who’s Back? Tinashe’s Back

Words by Emily Nardini Back again, the songstress Tinashe has re-arrived full throttle in the R&B game just in time for 2020. She’s taking her spot, but where did she even go?! UV’er’s, here’s our take on the singer-songwriter’s music journey on how she got to ‘Songs for You’ and why she’s here to stay […]

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UV’s To-Read List

  Words by Emily Nardini So before we start off, UV just want to say we are massive fans of the Diving Bell Group. Why is Diving Bell Group relevant towards the To Read List you want to share upon us you may ask? This is because Diving Bell Group is the wonderful agency for […]

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In Conversation With… Tori Ree

Words and photography by Sian Irvine  UV knows some amazing people, and I am lucky enough to have known the amazing Tori since school days. Her journey into fitness turned into a journey to self love, so I sat down with her to discuss this, life, and everything that comes with it. For those who […]

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The Ultravenus Autumn Playlist

Words by Sian Irvine The days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisp and we are starting to see our breath when we leave our house in the morning. Autumn is upon us, and with it comes the UV Autumn Playlist! Expect to hear lots of songs from our favourite girls with a Fem […]

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In Conversation With…Samara Brown

Words and photography by Emily Nardini UV have the nearest and dearest of friends. They’re more like sisters. In those friends, some are Yummy Mummy’s. Majority are all working mama’s. UV being feminists, we’re aware of the gender pay gap and all that inequality. We thought by interviewing one of our best mama friends, we […]

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UV’s Fem Movies To Watch 2019

Words by Emily Nardini UV has noticed that female leads are consisting with 3 or more powerful ladies lately. This has been the norm (Charlie’s Angels, c’mon) – however, these new films are exploring women being fresh on their game through 2019 fem eyes. Let’s go through the list of same principals but very different […]

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It’s Hard Out Here For A Feminist

Words by Emily Nardini Is it hard to live up to the expectations of being a feminist? Hell yeah. Can the expectations be unrealistic? Fucking right! The feminism examples of Stranger Things where Eleven has her first girl friend bonding experience to Big Little Lies when all the ladies come together after an abusive partner […]

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The Ultravenus Summer Playlist

Words by Siân Irvine The start of the school holidays means one thing- summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the Ultravenus Summer Playlist! This time around, we have gone for some ambient soul and hip hop vibes, with some old favourites and new classics. Grab a cocktail, your sunglasses, and sit in […]

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UV’s Favourite Podcasts

Words by Sian Irvine In January, we decided to expand the Ultravenus empire by starting our very own monthly podcast, which you can listen to here, on our Soundcloud. I was inspired to create our podcast from my own love of the medium. There are so many amazing, interesting, insightful and funny podcasts out there […]

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In Conversation With… Joe Whelan

Words and photography by Emily Nardini Joe Whelan, Swindon, Freelance Graphic Designer/Art Director. I wanted to personally interview Whelan as think he is extremely underrated from designing Big Zuu’s ‘Hold Dat’ EP artwork to T-Pain’s UK Tour Flyer. UV wanted to keep it real so had a local pub crawl and fusion food catch up […]

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Celebrating Pride Month

Words by Sian Irvine June marks Pride Month, a worldwide observance to honour the LGBT+ community, and to celebrate that LOVE is LOVE. Pride celebrations are held in different cities all through the summer, where LGBT+ people celebrate being their truest and most authentic self, and people of all genders and sexual orientations come together […]

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In Conversation With… Ni

Words and photography by Sian Irvine   This week on Ultravenus, we talk to jazz singer Ni… who just so happens to also be my sister in law! This incredibly talented young lady is a creative tour de force, and we sat down to talk music, food, creativity and all that’s in between. UV: Hi! […]

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Women are like Fruits

Words and photography by Emily Nardini In the wokeness of #MentalHealthMatters, I wanted to share photo’s I took of all the lovely ladies from a Don’t Blink Networking Event in London I participated in last year that was ran by fellow photographer Callum Knowles. No woman looks the same, but all are beautiful! According to […]

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#UVPodcast

For those of you who don’t know, we now have a podcast! We have achieved one a month since the beginning of the year, and just released episode 4 this past week. You can listen to all episodes via our soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/ultravenuszine Let us know what you think using the hashtag #UVPodcast send any questions […]

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Every Body Is Beautiful

Words and photography by Siân Irvine Body positivity is loving your body, in all of its glory. It is knowing that imperfections make us unique. It is knowing that there is no “perfect” body, that the beach will get any body that we decide to give it, and that despite what the media tells us, the only […]

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#MeToo In Hip Hop: It’s Coming

Words by Emily Nardini My partner in crime Samara definitely inspired this UV post. Thank you girl… #MeToo in Hip Hop is on the rise. The most notable rise yet which we discussed in UV’s Podcast Episode 2 is R. Kelly. Due to the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, he is on trial under investigation for […]

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