It’s time to talk about how we talk about terrorism

Yesterday, as I sat down at my desk, I received an email alert from a colleague about an explosion on the tube. The email contained a link attachment which I opened and read. Immediately after, I googled Parsons Green to check how close it was to my little sister’s new flat in West London. Close, … Continue reading It’s time to talk about how we talk about terrorism

Grad-life crisis: Why travelling solo is different from travelling alone (& why it’s the best thing you’ll ever do)

Twenty-four days ago, I had no plans for the summer. Twenty-three days ago, I typed inter-railing into my browser for the first time. I’d woken up feeling lost in a grad-life crisis. Twelve days ago, I got up at 4am and flew to Amsterdam, where I have since travelled to three other cities in three … Continue reading Grad-life crisis: Why travelling solo is different from travelling alone (& why it’s the best thing you’ll ever do)

A Makeup Hoarder’s Guide to Backpacking Beauty: Minimal Products for Maximum Variety

Those of you who know me well will know I do not like to scrimp when it comes to beauty products. A skincare queen and a makeup lover, I can happily spend an hour each morning applying all sorts of products to my face; and with such a variety of choice in my collection, I … Continue reading A Makeup Hoarder’s Guide to Backpacking Beauty: Minimal Products for Maximum Variety

Why Moving Away From University is Harder Than Moving Away From Home

On the 20th of September 2014, I moved out of my family home and into University of Birmingham Halls. In the three years that I’ve been at university I’ve learned tonnes about the world, others and myself. Tomorrow, on Friday the 23rd of June 2017, I move out of my second (and final) student house … Continue reading Why Moving Away From University is Harder Than Moving Away From Home

Say it with Pepsi (and Kendall) The ‘refreshing’ taste of White-Privilege and Fashionable Feminism.

Live Bolder. Live Louder. Live for Now. Pepsi's latest incongruous advert has left nothing but a sour taste. For those of you who have, by some miracle, managed to miss an opportunity to view Pepsi’s pulled advert- it features a relatively simple storyline with a distasteful, ignorant message in attempts to re-frame the narrative of American … Continue reading Say it with Pepsi (and Kendall) The ‘refreshing’ taste of White-Privilege and Fashionable Feminism.