I, like so many this week was overjoyed to see the trailer for the upcoming series of The Handmaid’s Tale. As the drama’s protagonist, June, boomed onto my screen I was, in fact, so excited that I actually let out a squeal of excitement so high-pitched that dogs in my village started howling . While The Handmaid’s Tale may be…

This week saw the daytime TV talk show ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ cancelled permanently by ITV after a guest committed suicide just one week after being publicly humiliated over a lie detector test whilst filming the show. A father, grandfather and an individual suffering from mental health, Steven Dymond’s death has garnered the attention of MP’s, psychiatrists and experts who…

A haul, in the social media age and blogosphere, is a post or video talking through a number of items that one has purchased (usually clothing or makeup). If you were to type the word ‘haul’ into your Youtube search bar you would find a plethora of videos titled ‘Huge Spring Haul’ or ‘Massive Clothing Haul’ with a thumbnail of…

When I was thirteen, I had some photographs taken at the orthodontist before getting fixed braces. The photographs were taken from a range of angles to capture a true representation of the changes due in the event that the dental work altered my jaw shape. Instead of feeling excited about the prospect of finally having straight teeth instead of those reminiscent of…

“You can doubt other athletes all you want. They will fail, if only occasionally. They will bend to the laws of physics and physiology. The same rules do not apply to Usain Bolt.” But it would seem these rules must unequivocally apply to Caster Semenya. On the 1st May, news came that Semenya’s appeal to the International Court of Arbitration…

Staring into the mirror, I prepare myself for another pep talk as the overwhelmingly familiar curtain of doubt and fear of pre-judgement draws down upon me once again; "You are more than just a pair of tits". This might sound like a crazy ritual, but being able to distance yourself as a person, from your job, is an art which…

The end of 2018 saw 100 years since the end of the First World War, and I struggle to understand why mental health still remains such a taboo subject, considering how much life has changed for us all since then. As a society, we openly talk about physical health problems, from visible skin conditions to less obvious digestive problems that…

"I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome, Then she finally got to Rome, and all she did was post pictures for people at home, ‘cause all that mattered was impressin‘ everybody she’s known." The power of Social Media as a tool for business growth is unquestionable. But somewhere along this path, I confused myself with a…