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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The Podcasts I Can’t Get Enough Of

The Podcasts I Can’t Get Enough Of

It probably wont come as a surprise to you, but I love a good podcast. I’ll admit; when we came up with the idea for Banging Book Club, I wasn’t really into them. Once we’d recorded a couple of episodes, however, I figured it was probably best to have a proper look at what we were getting ourselves into. Serial became my gateway drug, and from there I’ve been getting…

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To Move Or Not To Move: Feeling Anxious About Change

To Move Or Not To Move: Feeling Anxious About Change

I’ve been living in London for getting on to five years. The first year was spent in halls, desperately trying to balance food purchases and nights out on my student loan, all interspersed with standing in pissed-in lifts and finding live mice in the cooker of our Zone 1 flatshare. Year Two’s accommodation was a beautiful but freezing cold Victorian home between Archway and Finsbury Park, where we would sit…

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I’m Not Your Classic Blogger And I’m Cool With That

I’m Not Your Classic Blogger And I’m Cool With That

An email landed in my inbox a couple of weeks ago with a brief for a campaign attached. They wanted the influencers, including me, to make a video in which they show themselves potentially in gym gear, with natural hair and makeup and “well kept, elegant nails.” Now I’m not sure about your reaction, but when I read this my mind instantly jumped to the classic blogger images you see…

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A Year After Sobriety

A Year After Sobriety

This week marks a year since I started working on my relationship with alcohol. Before we launch into it: to confirm, I am not currently sober. I initially went sober for 100 days, and now do periods of sobriety to check in with myself and to confirm that I still feel in control of my drinking. I won’t lie, it feels absolutely unreal writing that down – if you’d told…

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I Don’t Know Who I Am And It Scares Me

I Don’t Know Who I Am And It Scares Me

Two Fridays ago, I was told that I wasn’t going to be working with a particular company. I’d spent the best part of three months meeting with them, sending over summaries of myself, trying to persuade them that I would be a good investment of their time over the next year at least. The lady I’d met with told me that while she really liked me, the company needed to…

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Working For Myself: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Working For Myself: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

As it’s nearly Halloween, let’s talk about something scary: the post-graduation fear of finding regular employment. I certainly had my fair share of nightmares in the months leading up to my dissertation hand-in, and many centred on how the heck I was going to find a company who wanted to employ someone who’s skillset was not even remotely connected to their degree. Social media content production for an African history…

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