I cannot begin to explain the frustration of not being able to find clothes that fit you. As a girl who is only an inch away from being classified as a medical midget, dresses that look like sacks, jeans that trail along the floor and dangerously low cut necklines seem to be a given whenever […]Read more "Smashing the Body Shape Consensus of 21st Century Fashion"
Earlier today I promised myself that if I managed another hour of Spanish revision I could begin reading ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’ as a reward. I’m aware that may be construed as slightly sad but I think I’m obsessed with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after watching her TED talks. Anyway I invariably got distracted and got […]Read more "Poetry Translation Exercise – Traitorous Generals by Pablo Neruda"
As I finish school forever in less than a week’s time, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned over the last school year. I’ve learned a lot, not just about pastoral literature or dynamism or any of that academic stuff but about myself, my interactions with people and my general outlook on life. Some […]Read more "11 Things I’ve Learned This Year"
It’s plausible that the General Election result was a shock even to Cameron – and that’s saying something. Turnout was at its highest since 1997 yet Britain still falls far behind many developed countries in this respect. Our politics is now so nuanced and complex following the breakdown of the two-party system that perhaps this […]Read more "General Election 2015: A Belated Take"
I’m one of those people who puts a ridiculous amount of pressure on myself. I just cried for a few minutes because I wrongly conjugated a verb when practising for my Spanish oral tomorrow. This sort of stress-induced hysteria will retrospectively be seen as hilarious and – although I can’t wait to take the piss […]Read more "A Quick Word on Exams"
I sincerely hope that by the time I’m in my mid-20s I am able to write an autobiography as amazing as Lena Dunham’s. As a feminist and writer I knew I’d be able to identify with many of the themes present in her book – defining ‘self-respect’, the trials and tribulations of the creative process […]Read more "Lena Dunham Appreciation"