I vividly remember watching the news three years ago, in 2015, when Shamima Begum and two of her friends left Bethnal Green to join ISIS, aged just fifteen. It was something that perplexed me, why a fifteen year old girl – or anyone for that matter – would voluntarily join a terrorist group? However, the […]Read More When we talk about Shamima Begum we have to remember that she is a person, not a dilemma
My one and only New Years resolution this year was to read more. Initially, I was certain that I would purchase on book in January, read a chapter and then leave it on my bedside table to gather dust whilst I simply forgot about it. Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet and I’ve managed to stick […]Read More Book review: the last 4 books I read
Of the many things I’ve inherited from my mum, (her height, eyebrows – or lack of them) the thing that is most prominent to me is by far her attitude, something which she shares with the generations of women who came before her in our family. Her strong-minded, independent attitude and the fact that she stands […]Read More I come from a family of strong women: this is my thank you to them
From a young age I have always been somewhat aware of my opinions and I’ve never shied away from vocalising my thoughts to the people close to me. Whilst some of my opinions are less well-formed than others, the one belief that I have always advocated – no matter what – is the belief that […]Read More The reluctant feminist
Ever since I started to take an interest in the Feminist movement, I knew that the pressure to appear macho and hide vulnerability was something that very much existed for males. I became suddenly aware of how clearly this pressure had left its mark on each and every boy I knew, and of course how […]Read More Does the way we market male health products add to the pressure men feel to appear ‘manly’?
Scrolling through my Instagram feed I’m met with outfit photo after outfit photo, chai latte after chai latte and quite frankly, I’m bored… You see, lately I’ve become aware of just how much people are actually sharing online. That constant need to update their profile’s on what they’re doing, where they are, who they’re with. […]Read More Is what we’re sharing online just a never ending search for validation?
Having a proper skincare routine never used to be something I deemed important. Two years ago if you’d told me I had to actually cleanse and moisturise my skin I would have laughed in your face and told you that simply removing my make-up was enough for me. But, times have changed and as I […]Read More An updated skincare routine
What you might not know from just reading my blog is that I a bit of an interior lover. Meaning, I take great pride in making sure that my area is decorated and styled in a way that I like. I thrive off of that feeling you get when you walk into a room that […]Read More A look at my desk
I may not be all that big on fashion, but I am a bit of a jewellery lover. And whilst I would usually describe myself as more of a minimalist when it comes to jewellery, I’ve lately started to discover that I do love a statement piece too. But it definitely has to be balanced… […]Read More The jewellery pieces I’m loving this Autumn
Confession: I don’t read much. I know, I know, I should do it more, but I’m but I’m not really the type to sit down and just read. I mean, when I do read I do it in the evening, but lately I’ve taken to a scroll through Instagram instead. I hate that I do […]Read More New on the bookshelf