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Shappi Khorsandi

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Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Taking direct action on climate change is the only option left to us

The home secretary said there has been disruption. Indeed, this has been an unfortunate side effect of all protests throughout history: the Tiananmen Square protest, the women’s suffrage movement and the storming of the Bastille all made a few people – and the odd horse – late for work

Like most couples, I can't explain why my marriage ended in divorce

Nobody ever really knows exactly why they fall in or out of love. All that was clear amid the turmoil was that we could no longer stay together

Makeup doesn’t make you a bad feminist

What’s a bit of blusher when people are editing the size of their nose or erasing every wrinkle until they look like a robot?

Let's stop being bashful about our bodies – but leave out the parsley

Who wants remedies dreamt up when medical knowledge was at its most primitive? Give me bang-up-to-date treatments, tested by real scientists