Lucy Kelly

Lucy Kelly is a student midwife, aspiring writer, watermelon eater and dreamer.

Parents
Dec 20, 2017

No funeral, no burial, no eulogy: The pain of miscarriage

This Christmas many are struggling to come to terms with miscarriage and infant loss. In this personal essay, Lucy Kelly, a student midwife, shares her own story of the heartache of pregnancy loss.

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Society
Nov 7, 2017

#metoo, since I can remember: on rape culture and the sexualisation of little girls

The #metoo campaign to publicise the extent of sexual assault and harassment has taken social media by storm. But it's not anything new, writes Lucy Kelly. For most girls, sharing stories of sexual abuse is part of growing up. So what are the stories that boys tell themselves?

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Media
Jul 17, 2017

I had an eating disorder, and To The Bone gets it almost completely wrong

The new Netflix movie is a remarkably tone-deaf and insight-free depiction of anorexia nervosa, writes Lucy Kelly.

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Society
Jun 28, 2017

Sex, guilt and Catholic school

What Catholic high schools teach teenage girls about sex affects them for years to come. 21-year-old Lucy Kelly looks back on her Catholic education.

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Parents
Apr 27, 2017

How working in an abortion clinic changed my mind about terminations

Would witnessing terminations change your view on abortion? Student midwife Lucy Kelly explains how an abortion clinic placement made her rethink her assumptions about women who end their pregnancies.

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