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My version of love

I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the cultural phenomenon that is Valentine's Day. There's something mildly icky about panic-buying the same old bunches of roses, boxes of chocolates and cringey cards, paying double for hotel rooms and sitting knee-to-knee with other couples in overpriced restaurants with heart-shaped confetti all over the… Continue reading My version of love

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Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

I know what you're thinking: Arielle, you love social media. You're always tagging friends in memes on Facebook, drunkenly snapchatting your friends singing in ubers, tweeting #JournoRequests and writing excessively long captions on Instagram. Yes, yes, I know. I live in the social media bubble just as much as the next millennial. I probably unlock… Continue reading Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

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How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?

It's the 10th of December as I write this, which means the festive season is truly underway. My advent calendar is peppered with open doors, the christmas tree is covered with glistening lights, and it genuinely, actually snowed today. If it were any other year, I'd be at my happiest. I'd be excitedly anticipating the… Continue reading How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?

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Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life

A key thing you should know about me before we move forward with this blog is this: I am a woman-child. No, not just in the standard millennial way, moaning about how bad life is all the time and requiring constant praise in order to function. Well, that too, for sure - but I'm also… Continue reading Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life

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Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism

"Yeah I completely agree women should have equal rights and opportunities to men, but I'm not a feminist" - said by multiple friends on various different occasions. As much as I seem opinionated and loud, I'm actually really bad at arguing my case, and this is one of those sentences that sends me into a… Continue reading Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism

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Long-term love when you’re a millennial? Wtf lol

I'm only 22, but I've been with my boyfriend, Laurie, for almost eight years. We met at school aged 13, but our memories of our first meeting differ wildly - and neither are particularly good. Me: He was running around the playground with a pot of 'stinky mushroom powder' that his auntie had bought him… Continue reading Long-term love when you’re a millennial? Wtf lol