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7 ways the patriarchy has failed me, personally

Let's get a few things out the way. I am a very privileged woman. I grew up with parents who told me I could be anyone I wanted to be. I've always been surrounded by strong women. I am relatively middle-class living in a modern, multi-cultural city. I've never been assaulted, raped or abused. I… Continue reading 7 ways the patriarchy has failed me, personally

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Everything I have learned from Love Island 2018

I have to be completely honest. The reason I've barely written anything on my blog recently is because 9-10pm is my writing golden hour. It's when I feel most creative and relaxed, usually stuffed full of cheesy pasta and drinking a cuppa. But for the last few weeks, something far more important has been occurring… Continue reading Everything I have learned from Love Island 2018

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How to be a basic bitch when the sun comes out

Last week, the sun finally came out in London. The parks were full of sunbathers, the beer gardens full of revellers, and the whole city (particularly South West) was absolutely swarming with basic bitches. It's not that they weren't there in the winter - the basic bitch is instantly recognisable in the colder months too.… Continue reading How to be a basic bitch when the sun comes out

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The March Round-Up: Trashy telly, a moving memoir and rediscovering my basic roots

Not gonna lie to you friends, March has been quite a shitty month. There's the obvious reason, of course, that the weather has been depressing and awful. The Jew-fro is really not cut out for this climate, and hasn't been coping well at all. I've also been feeling particularly anxious this month. Probably partly because… Continue reading The March Round-Up: Trashy telly, a moving memoir and rediscovering my basic roots

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The February Round-Up: Depressing documentaries, drag queens and all the Glossier

Oh look, it's your favourite #Influencer back with her monthly round-up of all the things she's been watching, reading, listening to and obsessing over (it's a few days late, but that's fashionable, right?) February has been a very busy and eventful month for me. I got a Monzo card, and subsequently gave everyone I know… Continue reading The February Round-Up: Depressing documentaries, drag queens and all the Glossier

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The January Round-Up: Reality TV, the most comfortable trainers & super expensive face-cream

I've decided to officially self-title myself an Influencer because you've to go fake it 'til you make it honeyboo. And in order to do all kinds of influencin', I will be coming at you each month with a round-up of all the things I've been doing, consuming, watching, reading and loving.¬†Prepare to be influenced. I'VE… Continue reading The January Round-Up: Reality TV, the most comfortable trainers & super expensive face-cream

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Why you (a fully functioning adult) need Disney to keep you sane

I've developed a new addiction these past couple of weeks while I've been sick with bronchitis (ain't nobody got time for dat). I'm not talking about painkillers - although that has happened before, but that's a different story for a different day. No, I'm talking about a movie that came out last year. It's called… Continue reading Why you (a fully functioning adult) need Disney to keep you sane

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How to be a graduate basic bitch in London

Those of you who have been fans of my work since the beginning (hi Mum) will remember my groundbreaking article on The Tab, 'A comprehensive manual on becoming an EX4 basic betch.' It was, I'm told, an incredibly useful guide on becoming basic enough to fit in at Exeter. I've lived permanently in London for… Continue reading How to be a graduate basic bitch in London

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All the Taylor Swift songs that have changed my life

In honour of the recent release of Queen Taylor's new album, Reputation,¬†I'm taking a trip down memory lane, to all the songs that really mean something to me. To me, Taylor Swift isn't just catchy pop songs, failed relationships and dramas with Kimye. I've loved her music since her first album came out and she… Continue reading All the Taylor Swift songs that have changed my life