On Anxiety.

On Anxiety.

It’s currently 9:54pm on Sunday evening. There’s a festival going on down the road from my house and I can hear the music from a mile away and the drunk people wandering down my road. I don’t know if it’s because of the festival, or because it’s the first day of my period, or for no reason at all, but I have been sweating and panicking and crying all afternoon. I…

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Is Love Island A Reflection Of Our Attitudes Towards Attraction, Dating and The Perception Of Women?

Is Love Island A Reflection Of Our Attitudes Towards Attraction, Dating and The Perception Of Women?

Love Island Like most eighteen to thirty-year-old British adults, I have been watching Love Island since the new season started four weeks ago. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a fan of a well-crafted, slightly trashy television show; after I’ve spent the day working, I want nothing more than to curl up in bed and watch rich, beautiful people live out a not-too-deep, semi-reality on my laptop. Like…

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When Did I Become So Afraid Of Change?

When Did I Become So Afraid Of Change?

You know what? Over the past couple of months, I really feel as though I’ve found my feet with my work/life balance. After the, quite frankly, trainwreck of a year where I gave myself no down days and made over a hundred videos, I realised I needed to get a handle on my schedule and my free time. Not only is it important for getting my eight hours a night…

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“Girls Are More Mature Than Boys” And Other Gendered Myths

“Girls Are More Mature Than Boys” And Other Gendered Myths

Lately, I’ve been feeling frustrated. Like a low-key frustration, not a sudden, I’ve-stubbed-my-toe-why-haven’t we-evolved-to-not-do-this anger. I think it’s been building for a while now, but two particular instances brought it to light. The first was a blog post I read by Jameela Jamil. She came across an image of some of the Kardashian sisters with their respective weights edited onto each of their bodies, and felt compelled to discuss how…

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Ending My Complicated Relationship With Food

Ending My Complicated Relationship With Food

Food and I have a love-hate relationship. Mainly love, I won’t lie. Nothing gets me going more than biting into a slice of watermelon and having the juice ooze down your chin, or the folded, glossy scrambled eggs in your fried breakfast after a night out. Food smells good and tastes good, and as we have to eat it three times a day there’s plenty of room for the good…

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Whether You’re Celebrating Valentines or Galentines, I’ve Got Your Outfit Covered

Whether You’re Celebrating Valentines or Galentines, I’ve Got Your Outfit Covered

Let’s be real, we’ve probably all celebrated Valentines and Galentines at least once in our lives. Last year I was firmly in the Galentines camp, purchasing some “Not Your Baby” pyjamas that I’d wear around the house on nights in, not giving a fuck about what the boyfriends of the house thought. I didn’t want to see or hear anything about the holiday of love, being just at the stage…

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Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Full Time Influencer

Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Full Time Influencer

In Summer 2016, I graduated and started job hunting while continuing to make videos. Somehow, the videos gained more popularity and I was able to sustain myself on my income from social media alone. It was, as they say, a happy accident – however doing Youtube/blogging/full time influencing has been a completely different kettle of fish to what I’d initially expected. I’d watched my friends follow creative, self-employed career paths…

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Self Care In An Age Of “Fuck It, I’m Fine”

Self Care In An Age Of “Fuck It, I’m Fine”

I’m going to write some phrases and I want you to ask yourself if you relate to them. “So much of my energy goes on thinking about the next thing; what’s on the horizon and how to get there.” “I spend so much time working that I find it hard to make time for non-work socialising, and daily tasks like laundry fall off the end of my to do list.”…

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