Interviews

Talking YouTube, comparison and overthinking with Orla Gartland

I was first introduced to singer and YouTuber Orla Gartland by my very own mum - they met while volunteering at Ealing Soup Kitchen. On one of our nightly phone-calls, mum told me that she'd started volunteering with a girl my age who she thought I'd like, who was also, supposedly, *kind of a big… Continue reading Talking YouTube, comparison and overthinking with Orla Gartland

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

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

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

Interviews

Talking self-doubt, imposter syndrome and doing the things that scare you with Stevie Martin

If you bump into me on the Jubilee Line on a Tuesday morning, I should warn you that I won't take my headphones out to say hello because I'll be listening to the Debrief podcast. If you haven't already listened (or heard me rambling on about it), it's a weekly show hosted by writer/journalist/comedians Tessa… Continue reading Talking self-doubt, imposter syndrome and doing the things that scare you with Stevie Martin

Essays

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

Culture

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

Essays

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