Victoria Stokes

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HEALTH & WELLNESS, BEAUTY, WEDDINGS

‘I’ve shed a tear or two about the state of my skin in recent months’

As she prepares her wedding and deals with a change in birth control, Victoria has spent an ‘inordinate’…

By Victoria Stokes

Parenting: mother and kids
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The struggle bringing up your children without family close-by is a real one in Ireland

With rising childcare costs and increasingly demanding schedules, parents need the support of their nearest and dearest now…

By Victoria Stokes

Undecided woman: motherhood uncertainty
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AGENDA, SELF

Motherhood uncertainty: how do you decide if you really want to be a parent?

For many women, the ‘motherhood question’ is one that feels too big to answer. It involves too many…

By Victoria Stokes

Always the bridesmaid?
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Engaged? No. Married? No. Pregnant? Still no…

Being ‘The Last One’ in your friendship group to take so-called adult steps can suck as you see…

By Victoria Stokes

Strong woman syndrome
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Strong woman syndrome: Are you carrying the weight of invisible labour?

‘You can have it all as a woman’. The phrase that was designed to empower women has become…

By Victoria Stokes

International Women's Day 2022
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International Women’s Day: can we celebrate the women who aren’t hashtag girl bosses too?

The purpose of International Women’s Day is to recognise the cultural, historical and economic contributions of women around…

By Victoria Stokes

Picture perfect weddings pressure
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‘The dreams of my picture perfect weddings have fallen away’

There's a very real pressure to have a picture perfect wedding and nobody's talking about it, writes former…

By Victoria Stokes

Policing women's language in work
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Why should women have to change their leadership language to fit into a male ideal?

A lot of business media and leadership experts recommend women to eliminate tentative language and qualifying phrases like…

By Victoria Stokes

Vulnerability on social media
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How vulnerable is too vulnerable online?

Even the most emotionally robust among us have fallen victim to a bout of social-media induced comparisonitis, especially…

By Victoria Stokes

Wedding and marriage sexism
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Can we stop pretending men aren’t willing participants in marriage?

There were many things Victoria Stokes expected when she started planning her wedding. Eyewatering costs? Check. Unwanted opinions?…

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Does anyone else feel like they’re getting left behind in life?

The roadmap of a women's lives are still expected to take the same paths - career, kids and…

By Victoria Stokes