Finding hope in… football?

There’s a donate link at the bottom of this post for Show Racism The Red Card. If you want to skip the nonsense and scroll right there then feel free. It has been hard to feel inspired in the pandemic. I know some of us have really thrived creatively – and the slower pace of…

How I lost my interest in politics, and how Jeremy Corbyn revived it

One of the (few) things I remember distinctly from my politics A Level was the huge problem facing UK democracy – political disillusionment of the youth. Turnout in the 18-24 demographic has been on the decline since the millennium, and with the tendency for older people to produce a higher turnout and be more right…

5 things not to say to someone who had a breast reduction

4 weeks ago today, I walked into a hospital and walked out a kilo lighter. If you’ve read anything else I’ve posted, you’ll know that I have wanted to do this for an insanely long time, and that the road getting here was far from easy. Along the way, there have just been a few…

Review: Glossybox November 2015

So, I’ve had a Glossybox subscription for a month and a half now, and even though I didn’t get around to reviewing October’s box (my laptop has had a bit of a keyboard issue so typing out long posts was too much of a chore), I really enjoyed the products. What a great box to…

Review: The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

I have been a fool for most of my adult life. Granted, this adulthood has been a recent burden (2 and a half years into being responsible for my actions and I’m starting to realise that it’s all a trap), but it is still a long enough time to recognise my supreme foolishness. In comes…

10 books that changed my life

1. Brave New World – Aldous HuxleyDystopian fiction is something I will always come back to as an academic, a student and a writer. It reflects and reacts to so many of the general areas of life that I am interested in: politics, philosophy and human nature. This was by no means the first dystopian…