“Violence against children is a violation of their human rights, a disturbing reality of our societies. It can never be justified whether for disciplinary reasons or cultural tradition." -Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights The new BBC drama 'Three Girls' is a chilling and disturbing story based on one of the … Continue reading Why everyone should watch BBC’s new drama ‘Three Girls’, and how it could help save a child’s life…
"You're so happy all the time!" "You're always smiling!" These are my favourite kinds of compliments because it's exactly the kind of person I want to be, and I'd like to think there's power in positivity and being a happy person (10/10 cheesiness scale, I know!). Also, it would make no sense for me to … Continue reading What’s the point in positivity?
So, in the last week, thoughts around social media, and especially Instagram, have consumed my brain almost entirely (other than my pooey dissertation!). And after lots of discussion, and changes in my own social media accounts, I feel like I’ve reached some sort of conclusion in my brain and annoyingly, my eyes are even more … Continue reading Are you an Insta-sham? The negative side to social media.
I've been analysing and reading about the phenomenon of the hook-up culture and what it means to be a part of it, and it's clear to see the gender differences and the impacts it has on all parties, whether recognised or not, and whether wanted or not. There's lots of research about the effects on … Continue reading Man up! Man down. The effects of the hook-up culture and the male identity.
"There's so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn't. There's a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn't need to be painful or empty. You need to … Continue reading Self-love and How to spring clean your social life.
International Women's day is a day to reflect on the progress we have made for an equal world, to hope for the future, to have courage for change, and to celebrate those who have had all kinds of impact on their countries, communities and throughout history. After marching at the #march4women hosted by Care … Continue reading Hearts for humanity on international women’s day 2017.
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my … Continue reading The Fashion of Feminism