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we need to talk about skinny shaming

we need to talk about skinny shaming

I’m fed up. Fed up with being called anorexic, of being told to eat more, of having my health questioned and of hearing friends’ mums and family members ask, ‘Gosh you’re thin, you are eating, aren’t you?’ In a society where we are increasingly accepting […]

it’s that time of year…

it’s that time of year…

  New Year’s resolutions are about as controversial as Marmite. Whilst I love Marmite, overall I’m mostly pretty disdainful of the idea of New Year’s resolutions, of the whole concept of having to wait to ring in a new year to do something to better […]

how many more rapists and racists will we protect before something changes?

how many more rapists and racists will we protect before something changes?

In October 2015, in the small, predominantly white, north-western US state of Idaho, a racially motivated case of sexual assault caught national headlines. In the locker room following football training, John R.K. Howard, Tanner Ward and a third 16-year-old boy lured their mentally disabled, black teammate into […]

why (i think) more people aren’t vegetarian

why (i think) more people aren’t vegetarian

Lack of connection. A total lack of connection is the reason that more people don’t make the change to a meat and fish free diet – we, as humans, just don’t make the link between our food and what it once was. We don’t think about […]

Social Media – it’s as real as you make it

Social Media – it’s as real as you make it

  Our generation will go down in history as the ones who launched, and first began to capitalise on, social media, and those following us will be the first to grow up from birth with social media being hugely prevalent in their lives. Sites like […]

it’s okay not to be okay

it’s okay not to be okay

  It is incredibly difficult sometimes to ask for help, or to admit that we aren’t, actually, okay. Most of the time when it comes to physical health issues, whilst we may not enjoy it, we are relatively comfortable with going to the doctors or asking […]

The outcome of the Brock Turner case terrifies me.

The outcome of the Brock Turner case terrifies me.

  In March 2016, a former college student, Brock Turner, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault that occurred against a woman in January 2015, yet sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. He got six months jail time for a […]

Coping with exams

Coping with exams

  The Do’s and Don’ts for preparing for, and handling exam season. The majority of us will have to go through an examination period in our lives, be it in primary, secondary, or higher education. Whether we like it or not, it’s relatively impossible to […]