Why Creative Perception is So Important for Mental Health.

Over the years we have noted how many creative people; artists, writers, musicians, struggle with mental health and also, in a sense, reap the benefits of it. In a fluctuating climate, mental health in creativity has either been regarded romantically, disregarded or occasionally actually taken seriously. In a 2007 essay from Stanford University, Adrienne Sussman…

A Whisper In | Snowy England

Unless you have been somewhere outside of the UK or just permanently asleep for the last week, you will have seen how the country has been on the verge of an Antarctic apocalypse. So it certainly seemed, anyway. News headlines and bulletins were furiously warning people not to travel, not to leave the house, not…

All That She Can See (Carrie Hope Fletcher) | Book Review

This will be the third book of Carrie Hope Fletchers that I am reviewing and while I’m a little late to the party on this one, I am beginning to adore her defined style of writing. Carrie seems to lead her novels with an interpretation of Magic Realism, which is a style we unfortunately rarely…

Hushed: The Race Conversation

Like the topics of Feminism and of politics, the subject of Race is still hushed away in conversation. To speak about the existence of Racism, structurally and institutionally and to attempt to voice personal anger towards the state of racial perceptions and prejudices, is to launch oneself into a barrage of bullshit. People, especially those…

A Whisper In | Shoreditch

London’s essence, it’s chaotic streets and it’s size had terrified and intimidated me for many years. As a child born in the mid-90s, growing up during a time in England where anger, riots, gangs and even terror was increasing and the news seemed to be constantly of new horrific incidents, my sensitive mind latched onto…

A Love/Hate Relationship with Clubbing

Growing up in the temperamental and turbulent moods that plague the teenage body, deciding how I felt was relatively straightforward. Social? Nope. Happy? Undecided. Ready to go clubbing? Absolutely 100% definitely not. But then came the awkward age of 18 and even more complex, the entrance into University lifestyle. That social/unsocial, introvert/extrovert distinction was becoming…

A Whisper In… | Harlow

Places, much like people, have the risk of being tainted with a bad image. It’s not until you actively seek to explore and understand the truth, that you can position your own opinion on it or them. It can be an enlightening process. This is why I’m starting a new blog series called “A Whisper…

Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier…