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Shappi Khorsandi

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

Children getting stabbed to death on our streets is everyone’s problem

Jayden Moodie was a black child and, because of this, on social media and in the press, the words ‘gang-related’ have been scattered about with abandon – without evidence, and without giving his family a moment to grieve

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It took a blow to the head, but finally I swiped right for love

Online dating never seemed quite right. A crooked smile could cost you the love of your life or the best sex you will ever have

Voices How have Kate and Meghan resisted the urge for a bare-knuckle battle? Shappi Khorsandi Voices Think homelessness is bad now? It could be a lot worse after Brexit Shappi Khorsandi Voices Scrap comedy 'safe spaces'. Satire keeps us honest Shappi Khorsandi Voices It’s a shame Kevin Hart furore will divert attention away from MeToo Shappi Khorsandi Voices Brits are terrible at dealing with death – we should learn from Mexico Shappi Khorsandi Voices Funding community arts centres is the first step to combat knife crime Shappi Khorsandi Voices Bravo Zayn Malik for standing up for what you believe in Shappi Khorsandi Voices Iceland's Christmas ad ban for being 'too political' is heartless Shappi Khorsandi Voices You can have money and still be a socialist – here’s how Shappi Khorsandi Voices I don't want Sinead O'Connor to tell us to wear a hijab Shappi Khorsandi Voices

Why I'm speaking out in support of reforming the Gender Recogition Act

If I was suffering in my own skin, I’d want to be able to make the change now, today, this minute. I would want the law to recognise me as the person I know I am

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Let's be honest about why kids are actually obese

We can screech ‘THEY’RE GETTING FATTER!’ all we like, but no one is under any illusions about the nutritional value of chips. There are other things at play here

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Trump has turned America into a place where victims are mocked

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Like Christine Blasey Ford, I also stayed silent for decades

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I'll be happy to see a model with Down’s syndrome at Fashion Week

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I'm not surprised an Israeli teen fell to his death taking a selfie

Voices I used to love Eminem – but is his new album going to be 2018 edgy? Shappi Khorsandi Voices I know why Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case has not been a priority Shappi Khorsandi Voices We shouldn’t sneer at the idea of men getting postnatal depression Shappi Khorsandi Voices Rowan Atkinson isn't a racist for what he said about Boris burqa joke Shappi Khorsandi Voices Edinburgh fringe is dominated by snobby reviewers – it needs to change Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why it's wrong to call out people like James Gunn for their old jokes Shappi Khorsandi Live World Cup England v Sweden: The alternative World Cup live blog Voices We should embrace the troubled histories of Hollywood films Shappi Khorsandi Voices Danny Dyer calling David Cameron a 't**t' spoke for the nation Shappi Khorsandi Voices Do your part this summer and join the dreaded school WhatsApp group Shappi Khorsandi Voices I'm dreading my child going to 'big school' after the summer Shappi Khorsandi Live News England v Croatia: The alternative World Cup commentary Voices No, Elle Macpherson's body tips can't give you an eating disorder Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why I'm supporting both England and Iran in the World Cup Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why I never went through with my facelift Shappi Khorsandi Voices This is why children are starting school without skills Shappi Khorsandi Voices How much sympathy should we have for Michael Rotondo? Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why my dad refused to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day Shappi Khorsandi Voices

Why should my children be segregated at school?

Voices Why the Gigi Hadid 'blackface' controversy is important Shappi Khorsandi Voices When Donald Trump visits, we should do the cruellest thing Shappi Khorsandi Voices I watched my friend be taken to Yarl's Wood and deported Shappi Khorsandi Voices Like many women, I had an abortion in Ealing before the buffer zone Shappi Khorsandi Voices Labour take Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s plight no more seriously than Johnson Shappi Khorsandi Voices There's something beautiful about raising a child as a sole parent Shappi Khorsandi Voices

The conviction of Count Dankula sets a dangerous precedent

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As a working single mum, I feel guilty – but for very specific things

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Why westerners should back this Iranian woman’s anti-hijab protest

Voices Some want sex ed to teach girls how to get pregnant – and why not? Shappi Khorsandi Voices Here's why Stormzy struck a chord with so many people at the Brits Shappi Khorsandi Voices We forgave Logan Paul for Suicide Forest and now he's tasering rats Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why the hijab should be banned in primary schools Shappi Khorsandi Voices Give Gavin Williamson a break – monogamy is unrealistic anyway Shappi Khorsandi Voices I'm not surprised scientists now think adolescence goes up to 24 Shappi Khorsandi Voices My fellow lefties, let's start talking to our Brexiteer neighbours Shappi Khorsandi Voices My ex-husband just got engaged and I couldn't be happier Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why we should all have to pay for drunk tanks Shappi Khorsandi Voices Why I never officially came out as bisexual Shappi Khorsandi Voices We need a bunch of children in every old people's home Shappi Khorsandi Voices This is what it's like to be on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Shappi Khorsandi Voices

I refuse to overload my children with Christmas presents

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Why millennials make me feel old

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I can't stop taking selfies – and that's a problem

Voices Women shouldn't have to spare a man's feelings Shappi Khorsandi Voices The strange reactions when you come out as vegan Shappi Khorsandi Voices Touring the country has made me realise why Londoners are unfriendly Shappi Khorsandi Voices Was this really an appropriate way to grieve Sean Hughes? Shappi Khorsandi Voices Double Take: Theresa May should spend some time on the comedy circuit Shappi Khorsandi Voices I'm an addict – and I know what Harvey Weinstein has isn't addiction Shappi Khorsandi Voices I talked to my son about porn and it was mortifying but important Shappi Khorsandi Voices I'm allergic to secondary schools – but now I have to choose one Shappi Khorsandi Voices

I spent the day in A&E with my child – our NHS is so precious

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Humanism should be on the national curriculum

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No one will ask my kids what they did over the summer