Time-warp Culture: why Millennials are finding comfort in the old.

The stand-out memories of my childhood growing up in the late nineties are peppered with swapping Pokemon cards in the playground, then going home and watching Robot Wars and Top Of The Pops on our boxy, black TV set. Mum meticulously tied my hair in scrunchies that matched my dresses and I happily trotted about… Continue reading Time-warp Culture: why Millennials are finding comfort in the old.

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Losing my words: writer’s block and blogging.

Writing comes with a number of things that bring me joy. I love the fact I can type out a couple of paragraphs, and convey what I'm thinking about a certain topic with a voice that can change and morph more than my spoken words can. I like the fact that it can reach people… Continue reading Losing my words: writer’s block and blogging.

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day.

tw: this does allude to cancer and death, so if that's not your cup of tea, here's your heads-up. Hello Dad. Today is Father's Day, and it's the second one without you here. Honestly, I always thought the first one would be the most difficult, because it's so fresh and raw and you'd only been… Continue reading Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day.

I’m A Terrible Teenager.

Yesterday, I spent the day lounging on the grass of my uni's running track, soaking up the sun and listening to my friend flick through her Spotify playlist. The night before, I drank cider and played football (badly, on my part) until it got dark and cold outside - and it was great. This is… Continue reading I’m A Terrible Teenager.

‘Trust me on this’ – a letter to my younger self…

Hey kiddo! Ah. That might seem a bit patronising. It isn't intended to be, especially as you're technically a 'teenager' now. Oh, to be thirteen again! It was such a simple time. You see, as I'm writing this, we're eighteen years old and typing away in our Uni room at Leeds Trinity University, studying journalism.… Continue reading ‘Trust me on this’ – a letter to my younger self…

Big Boobs: The Great British Bra Hunt

Let's talk about bra-shopping. But specifically, bra-shopping for us 'busty' lasses. Urgh. The mere mention of it brings war-flashbacks of claustrophobic changing rooms, unflattering florescent lighting and a sea of beige, beige and beige boob-slings that would rather suit being strapped to the back of a parachutist. After all, the search for the perfect bra is… Continue reading Big Boobs: The Great British Bra Hunt

Six Tips for Coping With Anxiety at University

University, believe it or not, is incredibly stressful.  Despite the call of freedom, the promise of take-out every other night and the lure of £2 doubles, mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are more likely to be diagnosed in people aged 18 to 24 - which conveniently whacks those of us studying at Uni… Continue reading Six Tips for Coping With Anxiety at University

‘Do Not Feed The Trolls’ – The Hopkins Phenomenon

If you haven't heard of self-proclaimed English "free-speaker", inflammatory columnist and television personality Katie Hopkins - then where exactly have you been? After springing to fame as a contestant on the reality TV show "The Apprentice", Hopkins has been hanging around like that sneaky fart that you just can't trace. After gleaning numerous other TV… Continue reading ‘Do Not Feed The Trolls’ – The Hopkins Phenomenon

Selfies: Bad or Brilliant?

Take them or leave them, selfies have come and conquered the social media world. From your very first foray into taking awkward posey snaps in the mirror, to that International Women's Day photograph of Kim K - everyone is talking about them. And everyone has an opinion. Personally, I'm an advocate for selfies. To me,… Continue reading Selfies: Bad or Brilliant?

Dear everyone: we’re not all beauty bloggers

Usually, I'm not irked by much. Today, however, something that would normally be quite insignificant to me happened on Twitter (groan) - and I'm writing a post on it. As you do. So my last post, 'How to be a 'grown-up...' went live two days ago, and as per, I linked it to my Twitter, Tumblr and… Continue reading Dear everyone: we’re not all beauty bloggers