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The Demand for something Real: Love

This week I watch the romantic tear-jerker, ‘Midnight Sun’, about a teenage girl with a rare genetic disease who falls in love in a bittersweet story that left me trying to hold back tears throughout. I think when it comes to love, you’ll do just about anything for happiness. Less Bonnie and Clyde though, and more […] Read more…

Respecting The Self

There are many things I regret, especially within relationships. I think when it comes down to it, you have to swop regret for respect somewhere down the line otherwise, you’ll end up choking on your own fears. For me, the idea that I haven’t learned from my own mistakes is something that challenges me every […] Read more…

Can’t buy me love.

Its a Wednesday night and I’m sat in bed recovering from a near overdose from two delicious men named Ben and Jerry’s, when it suddenly dawned on me, can love really be bought? When it comes to relationships, is the ‘honey moon’ period essentially us being bought by dates, promises and promiscuous wild nights under […] Read more…

The Art of Getting By

    I was watching a film this morning with a cup of tea in hand, Pretty in Pink I think it was, when out of nowhere I just started crying. Thank heavens no one was in the house at the time because my family are those people who don’t leave you alone until you’re […] Read more…

Stop saying feminist start saying woman?

Since the Weinstein allegations, I’ve been thinking about what women empowerment actually means. I think feeling empowered is not just about gender rights, its about the respect you have for yourself and what this means for your career, relationships, friendships and how we have a collective responsibility to be better people. To me, feminism has […] Read more…

The thing with stretch marks

  Happy Monday! Okay someone has to sprout some wings and talk about them…STRETCH MARKS! There, I said it. I think because we live in a generation now where we feel pressured to ‘look good’ and essentially be better than the filter, we’ve lost the meaning of beauty. I feel partly victimised by particular people […] Read more…