Culture

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

Culture

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

Essays

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