Content warning: the focus of this article will be on the process of reporting the attack, the investigation and outcome as opposed to detailing what occurred. To avoid upsetting or triggering later on in the article, I want to warn that although I am not going into any detail, the incident revolves around sexual assault on public transport.Read more "MY EXPERIENCE: REPORTING A CRIME TO THE BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE"
I finished reading The Subterraneans with an inexplicable sensation; as though Jack Kerouac himself had given me a firm embrace, forced me to run a marathon and rewarded me with a kick to my stomach and a swift rip of my heart through my chest.
However, is it truly worth reading once the fog of the hype surrounding Kerouac as a literary icon begins to dissipate?
Abortion is not a light topic for anybody regardless of their stance. Heavily weighed with moral, religious and ethical anchors, it’s becoming increasingly impossible to hear a calculated argument that doesn’t erupt into conflict. In response to my own frustrations, I’ve compiled my most convincing arguments towards the pro-choice movement into a somewhat informal essay.Read more "6 REASONS WHY PRO-CHOICE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE"
I began watching at 10PM UK time. From my laptop screen I had the chants, screams and songs of New York blasting on my speakers uniting over 5 words and 6 syllables: HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US.Read more "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US: HEALING DIVIDES WITH HOPE"
It’s not that every single compliment we receive as women walking down a street has violent, predatory undertones; it’s the fact that when it does happen, we are defenseless due to the stigma that it’s “just a compliment” that we should go out of our ways to accept. What commences as a one-off compliment from a stranger accumulates into a lifetime of tiring rejection walking the tightrope of guarding yourself without being endangered.Read more "LET’S TALK ABOUT STREET HARASSMENT"
Rounding off the roller-coaster that was 2016, I spent the final weeks of the year in Italy with my family on our first ever skiing holiday. One could say we mistakenly stumbled into a white middle class family’s wet dream. During the two weeks spent in the north of Italy, I accumulated another daily photographic […]Read more "PHOTO DIARY: PEJO, ITALIA"
However childish it may seemingly appear to look up to a pop star’s recovery as a source of inspiration for motivation when battling my own mental health, it has helped. Daily light-hearted reminders like the 2007 meltdown are a less daunting spin on reminding myself that things are alright and that there is always another day to bounce up on when things are seeming like they’re falling apart.Read more "LEARNING FROM BRITNEY’S 2007 BREAKDOWN"