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Earlier this week, Time Magazine revealed that their annual Person of the Year would actually come in the form of many people, now known as The Silence Breakers.

Paying tribute to the voices that launched a movement which highlighted the pervasive nature of sexual violence and misogyny, Time featured Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift, and Isabel Pascual on their iconic cover.

However, you may have also noticed the arm of another person in the bottom right hand corner of the image which isn't actually attached to any of the women featured.

Explaining its presence, Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter told BuzzFeed News that the elbow was a deliberate inclusion, representing the women who came forward but chose to remain anonymous.

"In the bottom left of the cover, there is an arm where you just see the elbow and you don't see the person," she acknowledged "That's very intentional."

"That's an anonymous woman who is a hospital worker who was experiencing harassment and didn't feel that she could come forward [publicly]."

"It's important to include people who have to stay anonymous for professional reasons, who don't have the resources to weather what would happen if they lost their job or they couldn't support their families. So we wanted to include [these people] to really reference the risk that these women are taking by speaking out about this."

Like Taylor Swift, Charlotte accepted that while strides have been made, society still has a long way to go.

"A huge part of this story is that, as much as the stigma around this has been removed this year because of the Me Too movement, it's still really difficult for a lot of women to come forward."


In August of this year, Taylor Swift testified in court against DJ David Mueller, who sexually assaulted her during a meet and greet in 2013.

The court heard that Mueller placed his hand under the singer's skirt and despite Taylor attempting to create distance between herself and him, Mueller did not release his grasp.

The high-profile court case made headline all over the world, with millions championing Taylor's courage and candour during her testimony.

Indeed, Time magazine has chosen to recognise the Shake It Off singer as one of their Silence Breakers – women who, this year, spoke out about the culture of sexual harassment and victim blaming.

Speaking to the acclaimed publication, Taylor insisted that victim-blaming has no place in society, saying: "You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment, or for the outcome of what happens to a person after he or she makes the choice to sexually harass or assault you."

Taylor believes that, unfortunately, being able to navigate this attitude is vital, saying: "I would tell people who find themselves in this situation that there is a great deal of blame placed on the victims in cases of sexual harassment and assault."

"You could be blamed for the fact that it happened, for reporting it and blamed for how you reacted. You might be made to feel like you’re overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual."

"My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you," she urged.

Contemporary commentary would have you believe that we have turned a corner in this regard, but Taylor is eager to remind the public that there is still a long way to go.

"Even though awareness is higher than ever about workplace sexual harassment, there are still so many people who feel victimized, afraid and silenced by their abusers and circumstances," she asserted.

"When the jury found in my favour, the man who sexually assaulted me was court-ordered to give me a symbolic $1. To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself."


There are few among us who don't know someone who dreads the holiday season each year.

Whether they're experiencing financial difficulties, enduring a bereavement or suffer from a condition which makes constant socialising and compulsory joviality almost agonising, not everyone awaits the festive season with bated breath.

Tapping into this all too familiar truth in a recent article for Time magazine, Kesha encouraged readers to navigate the festivities with the welfare of one person in mind – themselves.


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"All those plans and expectations of joy can turn tougher than they sound," Kesha acknowledged.

"This is especially true for those of us who struggle with mental illness – be it depression, anxiety, addiction or any other challenges."

"In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game  – and that can shake you. When you have a routine, it’s easier to manage whatever mental struggles you may be faced with, and when that routine is broken, it can trigger things you may not be ready to face."


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Uttering a sentiment which will resonate with millions, Kesha confided: "Around the holidays, I often feel like I’m supposed to be everywhere, with everyone — all with the added guilt that it’s the season of giving."

"To fight this, I’ve developed a mantra: It’s not selfish to take time for yourself," she encouraged.

Reminding readers that Christmas is as much about taking a step back as it is diving in, the 30-year-old urged anyone struggling to ignore the incessant soundtrack of the season, and simply take time to just be.

"It’s not your responsibility to try to make the whole world happy. Especially since sometimes it’s not that easy to make yourself happy, either — even with all the celebrations and gifts and seasonal decorations, foods and drinks, which can only do so much."

"So don’t ask yourself things like “It’s almost Christmas, why am I not happy?” That can turn into a shame cycle. It’s just another day — don’t put unrealistic expectations on it, and don’t beat yourself up."

If you listen to no other advice this week, listen to that.



Donald Trump was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year last year, after his unprecedented win over Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election. 

However, it seems that this year, the title will be going to someone else, as Trump claims that he turned down the offer.

Taking to Twitter, the POTUS wrote: 

'Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.'

'I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!'

However, Time Magazine has clapped back, saying that he was never formally offered the title.

According to a statement made on their Twitter page, the magazine maintains that they do not contact the Person of The Year until the copy has gone to print, which in this case will be December 6. 

Trump was passed over for thr title in 2015, when the iconic magazine chose German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Trump seemed quite bothered by this at the time, saying:

'I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite.'

'They picked [the] person who is ruining Germany.'



The Taoiseach of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, is the new cover man of Time Magazine.

The European edition of the magazine, which will be published in full on July 24, will see Leo grace the front cover, while inside, he talks about his new position as Taoiseach of our country.

The author of interview, Jennifer Duggan, writes: "Varadkar takes up the post of Taoiseach at a time when the Republic of Ireland has emerged from a deep financial crisis and its economy is turning around.

"But he knows that, especially given external threats such as the neighbouring UK's withdrawal from the European Union, continued progress is not guaranteed.

"He brings a straight-talking style to the office."

The interview took place at the beginning of the month, July 7, and he frankly talks about his sexuality, Brexit and Ireland, and Donald Trump.

This will be an interesting read. 


When Kanye West walked out of Trump Tower with Donald himself yesterday, it's safe to say the whole world exhaled a big 'WTF?'.

In the clip which was posted on CNN, Donald says that he and the rapper have been friends for years, yet for the most part, Kanye kept his mouth closed in front of the cameras.

The dad-of-two has been active on social media since the meeting, and as it turns out Donald gave a present to Kanye during their time together.

Taking to Twitter, Mr West shared an image of Trump's TIME magazine cover which Donald signed, "To Kanye, you are a great friend. Thanks," along with his illegible signature.

One Twitter user commented on the pic, "RIP your career."

How weird.



No one was more surprised than Panti Bliss after she discovered she was on the shortlist to feature in TIME Magazine's top 100 most influential people in the world for this year. 

And not only is the Irish queen on the list, but she's doing extremely well in the public vote which sees her ranking higher than the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Mark Zuckerberg and Taylor Swift. 

Panti is listed on the site as being: "one of Ireland's most prominent advocates for LGBT rights ahead of the country's historic 2015 vote in favour of same-sex marriage."

"Since, Bliss has become a global champion for equality."

And in true Panti Bliss form, the queen has had a pretty gas reaction to the news on social media. 

Even though J.K has since surpassed Panti in the poll, it it still an incredible feat for the author and personality. 

Panti, whose real name is Rory O' Neill, is one 127 people from around the world that were handpicked to make the list, with the official 100 being decided by a public vote. 

And her reaction to reports that she had '"topped Mark Zuckerberg in the poll" was also totally on point. 

Nothing gets past this savvy queen! 



There has been uproar over Beyoncé’s ‘100 most influential people’ Time magazine cover!

It’s one of the most sought-after magazine covers of the year, and Queen Bey was one of the people chosen for the famed spot.

But it seems people are outraged over the outfit chosen for the Drunk in Love singer for the cover shoot –  or lack of it rather!

Twitter was flooded with fuming comments not long after the magazine hit shelves last week.

“Couldn’t Beyoncé have worn clothes for her cover?” said one.

“Beyoncé…most influential person of 2014. Great, well done. But why does she have to be in her underwear?” tweeted another.

“I absolutely LOVE Beyonce but that outfit is SO Miley Cyrus,” pointed out one fan.

“Thigh-high boots, corsets, the teeniest of short shorts may be Beyoncé’s look du jour, but do they really have a place on Time magazine’s cover?” wrote blogger Brogan Driscoll on the Huffington Post.

“IMO it looks really sleazy and slutty and she is a mother that needs to be a better role model,” wrote another blogger.


The other cover stars are Robert Redford, the NBA’s first openly gay athlete Jason Collins, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra – all of whom are fully clothed.

Previously the list has been criticised for being dominated by men and this year includes 41 women, seven of whom are either actresses, singers or models.