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New! Ask a doctor

Dr Laura is a GP (family doctor) and now also Not Your Mum’s very own resident medical agony aunt. Age 11+? Ask her your medical questions, share your worries, and she’ll try to respond in a video. Email – we will never say your name or email address in a video. Meantime, here are Dr […]

How people look amazing in photos

Nell & I did a Not Your Mum photoshoot and filmed the whole thing, from totally make-up free to the finished article…

What is transgender?

Thanks v much to All About Trans, a brilliant resource for info, for their help with writing this video. Find them at The charity we mention in the video is Mermaids, which helps trans kids and their parents. You can call their helpline on 0844 334 0550 or, mobile only, 0344 334 0550. You […]

Your relationship worries

Growing up isn’t all boobs, hair and annoying emissions, obvs, and Not Your Mum also covers the feelings-based stuff. Family, friends and relationships are a massive part of your life, so we’ve made a playlist to answer your worries about all that stuff. Have we missed something? Tell us! Email We will NEVER reveal […]

Boys’ Bits playlist

Not Your Mum isn’t just for girls. GAD no. We’ve got lots of videos relevant to boys, with info on everything from body image to wet dreams. Here they are, collected in a handy playlist for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.

Periods: everything you ever wanted to know*

We know that if you haven’t started your periods, the idea of regularly leaking blood out of your lady-bits can blow your mind. So we made you some videos to answer your questions and, we hope, allay your fears. Got a period question? Email We will NEVER reveal your name or email address in […]

Not Your Mum is live!

Not Your Mum is life advice for age 11+ on YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat (thenotyourmum) & Pinterest. The lovely Nell Sparks and I have launched NYM because there aren’t any more teen mags and only the vast expanse of the internet to wade through for info. We’ll talk about anything, and everything we tell you will be scientific fact or stuff […]