Nadia Mendoza
Nadia Mendoza is a showbiz editor who has worked in national press for ten years at The Sunday Times, The Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Star.

Nadia is also one-third of The Self-Esteem Team; a trio who travel the UK visiting schools to teach students about mental health (

Entries by Nadia Mendoza

Trigger Warnings - What's the Point?

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2016 | 3:38 PM


'I've learnt everything I know about harming myself from social media, but I also know the value of these communities in decreasing isolation.'

Honest albeit conflicting words from one of my 17-year-old students.

Similarly, the paradox of a blasé headline and capped-up trigger warning highlights just how...

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Plagued by Insecurities? Seven Secrets to Beat the Blues

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 7:00 PM

I write about celebrities in bikinis for a living while teaching teens there's more to life than looks. Some of my friends are among the most controversial reality TV contestants in history yet I preach that kindness costs nothing. And I've dyed my hair garish pink for nearly a decade...

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Inside the Mind of a Cutter: How Self-Harm Monopolised My Every Thought

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM


For 20 years I spoke through my skin because I couldn't find the right words.

Instead of a best friend to play with, I had a pair of scissors. And instead of a voice, I got stuck on a merry-go-round of bottling...

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An Open Letter to Katie Hopkins

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 6:57 AM

TROLLING, Aryan dictatorship, "just saying what everyone is thinking"... call it what you will.

The formula is child's play really, say something audacious to revel in sensationalism, get on the telly box, become infamous regardless of the acerbic venom being spat out.

Hardly the brains you speak of...

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'Diets Are Sad'... Quit the January Detox!

(3) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Agreeing with an advert that seduces you into buying a product you don't need is a rather rare feat, now that marketing and Photoshopping have created an unachievable fairy tale forever out of reach.

So it was somewhat of a surprise to actually take a shine to the latest campaign...

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M&S Join Brigade to Make Us Size Zero Clones

(56) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It's supposed to be the safe haven of realism after a few minutes in a Topshop changing room can turn a well-adjusted woman into a quibbling wreck over the fact that nothing fits, your boobs are squelching out the sides, and the minuscule clothes make you two sizes bigger than...

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