The past year has been an enlightening one. I've learnt so much in the past few months than I have ever in my life, about the positions of people and the lives they live due to uncontrollable factors. Like, their sex, their race, their sexual orientation, the list goes on. Something that I never considered … Continue reading What is Privilege?!
The past few days have been cold! If you live in London you know that we don’t usually experience this kind of cold weather. When you walk by a homeless person, try practising a little empathy. Many times, I walk down a road, and think ah it’s freezing, cannot wait to get home and get … Continue reading Helping the Homeless
Tattoos are found dated way back to 1200 BC mummified bodies in China were found with ink on their skin. Typically, it was thought that only criminals were tattooed. Which is perhaps where the taboo of having a tattoo comes from. But Japanese men began adorning their bodies with elaborate tattoos in the late A.D. … Continue reading The Tattoo Taboo
In March 2017, it was announced by the Government that sex and relationships education is to be made compulsory in schools. Although the children would learn about healthy relationships and safe sex, parents could still withdraw their children from those lessons. Now, 2 months away from it being March 2018, I wanted to explore what … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex! (…Education in Schools)
There are a lot of misunderstood concepts of feminism. Lots of people (women included) believe that feminism is a sexist movement, that it is only for women and isn't about equality. Of course, this is all wrong! For the men reading this, answer truthfully in your mind to the following statements. Think about if they … Continue reading Feminism, And Why Men Need It
A friend recommended this podcast she came across on Spotify. It’s called “The Guilty Feminist”. I had to give it a go, and the first episode I listened to was “1. Nudity”. It was absolutely brilliant. The women presenting and special guests are hilarious and so so honest I love it. I’m pretty sure every … Continue reading The Guilty Feminist Podcast – Listen To It!
Throughout the years, the word cunt has been twisted into an aggressive negative and offensive term. Its original meaning is the female body part, the vagina! So why has it developed such a negative connotation? Being the relentless feminist that I am, I have become more aware of the institutionalized misogyny that surrounds us all … Continue reading The Word Cunt, and Why Women Should Be Reclaiming It
It's now mid November which means the frosty chilling evenings and frosty mornings are creeping up on us. The days are getting light later, and dark earlier. And the homeless are about to experience the worst weather of the year yet again. I've pulled together a few ways you can help without having to be … Continue reading How You Can Help the Homeless
I just got my ALevel results, and I did pretty well. I got a B in English Lit. C in Media, and C in Physics. Both my parents have wanted me to go to Uni all my life (I'm an only child). I had applied to study English, and got in. But now I have … Continue reading Agony Aunt – #000000000 “University Dilemma”
For those of you who have already read Part One. Then here it is, part 2! Enjoy it. You can find part one by clicking on this link >>> The Sirens Vacancy Part 1 By the next morning the harsh storm had blown itself over and the sun was shining bleakly through iron grey clouds. Thomas … Continue reading The Sirens Vacancy – Part 2