Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.


A Gentlemen’s Guide to Not Making Her ‘Crazy’

Gem Stoned, a 27-year-old adult film star and producer, remembers the last time she was called “crazy” by the father of her child. “About a…

Why Men Should #TalkPay With Their Female Colleagues

Terra, a 29-year-old Torontonian, is telling me about a “sketchy” restructure that took place last summer at the health charity where she works. “A more…

Why Men Seek Out Life Coaching Instead of Therapy

Boyd, a 59-year-old company director from the U.K., discovered the benefits of life coaching earlier than most. “I was coached in the early 1980s, at…