There are some blogs that I write that come like a swift thought. Others take months to fester inside me until I can find the words to give the subject justice. This one is one of those. It's about people-pleasing. It's about painful situations and more than anything, it's about staying true and hopeful in … Continue reading The Moment I Stopped Trying To Be Someone I Wasn’t.
It does not set out to endanger or demonise the entire male race. It empowers the women, and the men, and it asks both to do better.
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 … Continue reading A Whisper In | Snowy England
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 … Continue reading Hushed: The Race Conversation
The stress that comes with a dissertation, at whatever level (BA, MA, PHD) is just about as dreadful as my attempt at the tumblr-esque photo that you are regretfully seeing as my featured image. Nevertheless, in both cases, we persevere. First of all I think it is important to inform you all that my day today … Continue reading Dissertation Dizzy; Trying To Find Balance.
There are many people that posit their opinions on the frequency and purpose of taking photos: of social events; of that ticket you bought to your first concert; of the old man in the corner that made you sad. Some say life is to be experienced, and the advent of photography in social situations removes … Continue reading Why I Will Always Keep A Photo Book…
Depending what circles you find yourself in, you would not be judged believing Art was dead. You may spark a long form debate which might ultimately lead to a fruitless and frustrating conclusion, but you wouldn’t be totally wrong. Art has long been under threat from governments, from overt industrialists and ignorant oppositionists who fight … Continue reading The Nerdwriter: Fighting To Keep Art Alive In A Sceptical World.
Okay so first of all, yes, I know, I've already missed the Tuesday/Thursday timing of this weeks blogs but for good reason... sort of. Things got a bit stressful this week and my brain got a bit fuzzled so before I knew it Tuesday was over, then before I knew it again Thursday was over. So … Continue reading Poetry: The Visceral Effect and Why It Should Never Die