As I was sitting down to write this blogpost, I noticed a draft post lurking underneath the published pieces. It was titled “I’m Feeling Disconnected From My Body,” and I wrote it in June earlier this year. As I skimmed over it, I realised that I have made a fair bit of progress since the beginning of summer. Step by step, I have been tackling the restrictive feeling I’d had…View Post
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…View Post
About a week ago, my wonderful friend Hannah wrote a blog post about her dislike of skincare products. She had actually been asking me for recommendations a month or so before, which led to me writing this blog post and to her going to Boots to drop some sweet pennies on Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. But she remained unconvinced, and so she wrote a piece about why she thinks…View Post
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…View Post
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…View Post
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…View Post
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,…View Post