Walking along Waterloo Bridge this afternoon on my way to work was a glimpse into the future I long for. Gone were beeping horns and exhaust fumes, replaced by hordes of people enjoying the sunshine. Cyclists and pedestrians walked down the full width of the road enjoying the views, chatting to one another. Groups of … Continue reading Thoughts from an Occupied Waterloo Bridge.
Films don't exist in a vacuum, they are part of the society in which they are created. They reflect our attitudes, aesthetic tastes, and maybe even our fears. That's why I analysed 180 horror films from the last 100 years to try and figure out just what scares us most. The results are in, and … Continue reading The 5 Things That Scare Us Most, According to Horror Movies
1. Women get life sentences for killing the man who was sex trafficking them. 2. Entire magazine articles are dedicated to women's ' shocking cleavage' or 'toned tummy'. 3. Women pay more for the same thing. 4. Girls are expected to do more household chores. 5. Girls are taught to tolerate boys picking on them 'because … Continue reading 60 Reasons I Call Myself a Feminist
I've written before about my problems with body image in the past (and today). Having body confidence is difficult for almost everyone. We live in a world that bombards us with negative messages from when we are children. Photoshop invades every magazine or Instagram profile. 'Influencers' are normalising apps like Facetune, even making videos about … Continue reading The Anxiety Diaries: 10 Ways to Build Body Confidence
App dating is the new normal. In 2019 it seems like everyone and their mother is on some dating site or another; it's convenient, fast, the new streamlined way to meet someone. Does anyone actually like online dating? I doubt it. After the initial fun of swiping on strangers wears off you get bored and … Continue reading I Tried 5 Different Dating Sites So You Don’t Have To.
I remember going on holiday when I was little, and the passport inspector at the airport saying to me "It's unusual seeing a mummy's girl, usually I see the boys with their mum and the girls with their dads.". I've always been close with my mum, to the extent that she used to call me … Continue reading 10 Lessons I Learned from my Momma
Boy oh boy does first year come to an end pretty quickly. That may well be because a uni 'year' is actually only 20 weeks of classes, plus a week of freshers. All I've got left before my long luxuriating summer (of working, don't get me wrong) is exams. I can't say I'm looking forward … Continue reading 27/03/19 (A Recap of First Year)