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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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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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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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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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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Four Things I Wish Brands And Agencies Knew About Influencers

Four Things I Wish Brands And Agencies Knew About Influencers

Hi, I’m Lucy. I’m a twenty two year-old YouTuber, podcast co-host and fresh-out-the-womb blogger – in most professional circles, I’m considered an influencer. This term came to be because I, along with many other people with a social media following, make a fair chunk of my income through working with brands to help them advertise their products to my audience. They have a product to promote, we come up with…

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Do I Have The Body To Be A Fashion Blogger?

Do I Have The Body To Be A Fashion Blogger?

I like to consider myself a relatively well-adjusted twenty two year-old woman. I’m self-employed, making ends meet, go to therapy once a week and get nearly all of my five-a-day. I could be drinking wine in my kitchen every night and avoiding the iMessages I need to respond to like twenty year-old Lucy but no, here I am pushing through those urges to sit on my floor and eat pasta,…

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The Importance Of Self-Care Online

The Importance Of Self-Care Online

Yesterday I received the tweet that every YouTuber will receive at least once when they start uploading regularly: @iamnotlucymoon have you stopped doing YouTube? I rewatched like 20 of your videos yesterday cause I miss watching them! Upload soon pleaseđź’• — Estela Andreetta (@estelaandreetta) September 10, 2017 The desire for quick, consumable content continues and, as the lovely Estela recognised, I hadn’t uploaded for the past month. I kind of…

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