In honour of Kylie Jenner and all her worldly wisdom, I thought I’d take a lil’ look back at the year so far. 2017 has been the year that I: Learned to smile properly in pictures Stopped relying on numbers to tell me anything about my physical health Realised the importance of my own space, […]Read more "“I feel like this year is really about like, the year of realising stuff” – Kylie Jenner"
This morning, Brussels airport was struck by two explosions. An hour later, the Maelbeek metro station suffered a similar fate. Newspapers and politicians alike have been quick to parallel these attacks with those which occurred in Paris in the November of last year. Already, cries of ‘selective sympathy’ have arisen from various social media outlets […]Read more "The Political Posturing of the Brussels Attacks"
It was the third time that month that my English teacher had pulled me into her office to discuss my well-being. I was halfway through revision for my A2s and thoroughly burnt out. I’d stretched myself so thinly in so many different directions that there really wasn’t much left of me. She sighed as I […]Read more "When We Talk About Strength (An Essay)"
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"