Let’s Talk About The “Strong, Independent Woman”

Recently, I’ve heard my fair share of the phrase: “You’re a strong, independent woman”, and as someone who finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with gender equality (or lack of it), this phrase has finally struck a nerve and I’ll tell you why: Being both strong and independent are the characteristics which allow us to thrive…

Five Reasons Why You Should Watch ‘Alias Grace’ | Netflix Review

Based on the novel of the same name, Alias Grace follows the true story of Grace Marks, a Canadian housemaid convicted for the murders of her employers in 1843. When it’s realised that she has no memory of what happened on that day, the characters embark on a suspense filled journey to uncover the truth….

“How Do You Feel About It” – Adichie for Harper’s Bazaar

There’s always been a sense of elation and an unexplainable thrill that rushes through me when I see that one of my favourite authors has written a new book or in this case a new short story for a magazine that I’ll shortly be interning for. To say I was excited was an understatement! The…

Fox Hunting – The Sport of Posh Psychopaths?

Like many of Theresa May’s political moves, the appeal to lift the ban on fox hunting will be one of the most controversial. In place since 2005, the act condemns and criminalizes the act of hunting wild animals. However, I would argue that lifting the ban is not simply a politically controversial decision, but also…

Travel Diary: Edinburgh, Scotland

If there ever was a fairy tale town, I’m convinced that Edinburgh is it. With its towering monuments and insanely beautiful architecture, I don’t think I’ve wanted to live in a city as much I did Edinburgh after a family holiday a few weeks ago. It’s called ‘Athens of the North for a reason, though…

Guess I’m Not Your Cup of Tea

For some of us, school and college is an exhilarating and troubling time. We are trying to find ourselves, trying so hard to fit in and be accepted by those we label as ‘cool’ and ‘popular’. A time when we are getting to know our likes and dislikes and our dispositions as humans. It’s a…

Keep On Keeping On

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself” – Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). When I was little, I thought for the longest time that if I worked hard enough for something, prayed…

Hawking, Stoker and Hosseini

We all have our rough days, more often than not and when it gets to the point where the rug really gets pulled out from under my feet, the only thing that makes me feel like me again are books. Books and candles. There’s something pretty comforting about cozying up in a blanket, candles lit…

The Food Diary: Under The Sea

Sooooooo healthy eating is going well!! Today, with the copious amount of free time I have suddenly found myself with, I decided to go all out and make a sea-world themed cake! Now, I’m not the world’s best baker so I knew this cake was going to be a bit of a hit and miss…