Helen Monks Takhar | 'I started to get really angry about the hate narrative against Millennials in the mainstream press'

Helen Monks Takhar | 'I started to get really angry about the hate narrative against Millennials in the mainstream press'

The end of catcalls during her jogs caused an unexpected epiphany for journalist-turned-author Helen Monks Takhar. “I realised I wasn’t young anymore. As a woman, most women experience that sort of micro-analysis of their bodies every day by themselves, by other women, and men who grope, pass comment. It’s awful because it makes you feel hyper-aware; it’s unpleasant and you feel disempowered. But when I was able to go for a run and didn’t get those catcalls, I was like, ‘Hey, I’m still young and hot!’ I had to give my head a shake because I asked myself, ‘How is it you care?’ and, ‘How is i...

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