Jenn Selby, The Independent

Jenn Selby

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Past articles by Jenn:

Music photographer Ester Segarra interview: 'The band were covered in pig's blood. I have used human ashes, too'

The most out-there metal bands go to Spanish artist Ester Segarra to bring their tortured images to life → Read More

How can a judge not think a woman beaten by her husband is 'vulnerable' enough because she has a degree?

As a journalist, a gender equality campaigner, and as a training counsellor, I often hear tales of domestic violence recounted by survivors. Most of the time, I am floored by their strength, their courage and their resilience – their will to keep fighting and trusting and caring, despite years of trauma at the hands of someone they were once in love with. For this reason, I find Judge Richard… → Read More

#HerVoice: Ministers and human rights lawyers join NGOs in petition demanding end to sexual violence against women in India

Human rights lawyers, ministers and renowned social activists are among hundreds who have publicly pledged their support to nine Indian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who are petitioning the government to end sexual violence against women and girls in India. → Read More

Malala’s campaign to give all girls around the world 12 years of education inspires major breakthrough in India

Three years after she was shot by Taliban militants, Malala Yousafzai’s campaign to ensure all girls receive at least 12 years of education has achieved its first major success. The education minister of Maharashtra in India has publicly agreed to prioritise the schooling of girls in a revolutionary move after he was inspired by the 17-year-old Pakistani girl’s plight. His promise could change… → Read More

Charles Kennedy dead: Nick Clegg says death of former Lib Dem leader 'robs Britain of one of the most gifted politicians' in tributes

Nick Clegg led tributes to the late Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal Democrat leader who died in his home in Fort William aged. → Read More

Kim Kardashian pregnant: South, East and the bookies odds on bizarre potential names for the second Kimye baby

Let’s face it - North West is a tough act to follow. → Read More

Kim Kardashian pregnant: Reality TV star married to Kanye West overshares fertility announcement during preview trailer

It’s the news everyone will despise themselves for clicking on, recoiling in horror on Twitter at their lightning finger reaction and declaring themselves uninterested in the personal lives of reality TV stars and rappers. → Read More

Davina McCall ignites feminist backlash after declaring women should keep their husbands sexually satisfied or risk adultery

Davina McCall sparked a furious response on social media after she said that women should aim to keep their men satisfied “in the bedroom” – even when “exhausted” – or face the adulterous consequences. → Read More

Jaden Smith wears gender fluid dress to high school prom with Hunger Games actress

Jaden Smith didn’t lower himself to tuxedo standards when he attended his high school prom over the weekend. → Read More

Matthew Pritchard: TV star apologises for urinating on Dolph Lundgren following mid-air rampage on private jet

MTV prankster Matthew Pritchard’s 14-hour flight from Amsterdam to America was never going to be a smooth journey. → Read More

Vince Vaughn insists guns should be allowed in schools, likens banning firearms to boycotting forks to 'stop making people fat'

Vince Vaughn has declared his support for the Second Amendment, the right of American people to bare firearms, despite a series of shootings in US schools recently. → Read More

Dustin Diamond: Saved by the Bell actor's stabbing trial mired in controversy from the outset following lawyer's blunder

Dustin Diamond – the actor who played Screech in Nineties teen-com Saved By The Bell – was probably the last person the world expected to be making a headline comeback on Christmas Day 2014. → Read More

Katie Hopkins cleared by police following investigation into 'racist' tweets

Despite a petition signed by more than 20,000 calling for her arrest, the police have found “no evidence of criminality” following their investigation into a series of tweets Katie Hopkins posted about Ebola in Scotland last year. → Read More

Alan Rusbridger: Outgoing Guardian editor confronted by Wikileaks over their editor Julian Assange's detainment

Alan Rusbridger’s last day as the editor of The Guardian didn’t go perhaps as smoothly as he’d expected it to. → Read More

Simon Pegg calls for stronger female voices and characters in film

Simon Pegg is urging the film industry to promote stronger female characters and write more realistic parts away from the typical “male fantasy” of how women should speak and behave. → Read More

Prince William calls the Duchess of Cambridge his ‘missus’ in banter-filled football chat with Gary Lineker ahead of FA Cup Final

What to do when you’re a member of the royal family stuck in a lad-centric chat with a sporting great about football? → Read More

Natalie Portman tells Harvard graduates: 'Accept your lack of knowledge'

From Ian McEwan’s stirring speech on freedom of expression to Robert De Niro’s rather more terse “you’re f**ked”, household names have been delivering pearls of wisdom to universities the length and breadth of the US. → Read More

George Clooney warns aging actors about the perils of vanity, hair dye and plastic surgery

Before Amal Clooney came along, with her strong international human rights background, three languages and ridiculously glossy hair, George Clooney was one of the most sought-after bachelors in Hollywood - despite his 54 years. → Read More

Mary Portas claims Catholic priest refused to baptise son she had with lesbian partner

Mary Portas had an unusual request from one Catholic priest after he refused to baptise her son with lesbian partner Melanie Rickey. → Read More

Bono pays tribute to U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan after sudden death in Los Angeles

Bono has paid an emotional tribute to the ‘irreplaceable’ Dennis Sheehan, the band’s tour manager for more than 30 years, after he died suddenly of a suspected heart attack. → Read More