Essays, Thoughts, Writing

On Difficult Topics, Anonymity and Releasing Your Work To The World

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(Ok so I was looking for pictures of pugs at computer keyboards, but this came up and it was too good not to share. Google knows me too well.)

Hey everyone!

So, if you read my last post you’ll know that recently I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work, which has been absolutely amazing. The fact that my work is being exposed to more people through these platforms is honestly a dream come true and I feel so grateful! However this wider reach comes with a different set of responsibilities which, honestly, I’m still getting used to.

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Essays, feminism, Music

Not So ‘Pretty’, Girls?

It was only very recently that Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ collaboration ‘Pretty Girls’ was released for the world to hear, and needless to say it was everything that we would expect of a Britney/Iggy collaboration. Dance routine? Check. Rap section? Check. Catchy hook? Check. After only hearing the song once I was actually catching myself wandering around the house singing the chorus! Britney and Iggy’s song is certainly a contender for the most catchy song of the American summer, a spot that was arguably held by Iggy’s smash-hit ‘Fancy’ last year. However, is this song really the piece of fun, pop goodness that it seems, or is there something a little less sweet hidden beneath the sugar-coating?

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Essays, feminism

Celebrities and Feminism

Hey everyone!

You all know that when I want to get pumped up for something (whether that be for a party, an exam or even a shift at work) there is one thing that I will do consistently no matter what the situation, and that is dance. Something feels so liberating about dancing to your favourite songs when no one is looking! However, one song that always makes me feel ready to take on the world whether I’m dancing or not is ***Flawless by Beyonce. When that song is blasting through my earphones I feel so strong and empowered, like nothing can stop me as I take on the day ahead. It’s actually become such a staple in my morning playlists that I’ve memorised all of the lyrics, not stopping for a second when Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words begin flowing over the beat:

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Beauty, Essays, feminism

Makeup is Sexist?!

Hey everyone!

How are you all going?

Now, there is no denying that I am a fairly shy person. Whenever there’s a discussion in one of my tutorials I tend to shrink into the background, even if I have an opinion that I desperately want to be heard. I guess I’m a little bit nervous of what people will think, which I know that I shouldn’t be. Everybody is allowed to have an opinion, no matter how ludicrous it might seem! However, there was one instance recently where, for some reason, I just couldn’t hold my tongue.

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