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Shappi Khorsandi

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

Thanks, but I don’t want to be disconnected from my phone

This new workplace wheeze is well meaning, but it’s not just emails from our bosses that glue us to our phones. So many of us constantly check and recheck social media – it’s all a part of a modern malaise

An Iranian woman died before Fifa stood up to her government’s sexism

The sight of thousands of Iranian women embracing their first chance to lawfully attend a football match was thrilling. If only it hadn’t come at such a cost

The Edinburgh Festival dream is still alive

When every performance has the potential to change your fortunes for good or ill, is it any wonder that comics go a little bit bonkers up in Edinburgh?

A message to everyone who isn't an exhausted mother this summer

Better still, buy her a coffee. These women are among the most catatonically exhausted members of our community and they are, for the most part, doing their very best