Little Update

“Oh wow, she is doing another of these annoying update posts, even though there is literally nothing to say!” Yeah, probably true. But if you know the school timetable then you will know that this week is half term, meaning that I have more time to spend focusing on this blog (especially considering that becauseContinue reading “Little Update”

Were They Right to Cancel Exams?

Sigh, Sixth form and school. The subject that anyone who would have been due to take A levels or GCSEs this summer would want to back away from. However this is pretty hard to avoid as exams have been cancelled for the second time in a row, just a couple of weeks after they wereContinue reading “Were They Right to Cancel Exams?”

Can a Boob Job Ever Be Justified?

Many for one reason or another seem to have views strongly against any kind of plastic surgery, especially boob jobs. However when are such high, toxic beauty standards in society, then should we really exercise the judgement that we do. Though we do need to prioritize self love too

Has Being “Alternative” Become More Expensive

Has being part of a counterculture, or a subculture become more expensive, and has this led to many members feeling left out.
Or is alternative still pretty inclusive, despite the recent commercialization, and the rise of the E-Girl and E-Boy?

Understanding “Pro Ana”- Part 1

Read post to gain an understanding of the history of the “pro Ana” movement, from how it originated, to where it is now.

Mental Health Romanisation: Birthed by Social Media or a Shadow Waiting to Emerge?

In the last few years, it has seemed like the internet has given birth to a culture of mental health romanization. Now whether you have seen this on tumblr, Instagram or now TikTok, it does seem rather strange. Because in recent years there has been so much success by those speaking out to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. While it is fair to judge that many of these people, would have had close experiences with mental health themselves. Yet there has been a significant, maybe unconscious, movement in the other direction, generally by those also likely to have experienced it. ‘But does this not at least mean that it will get more people talking? Not to mention “Increased awareness!” ‘ Maybe, but it is going to be completely counterintuitive when it is the wrong kind! But there is bound to be a reason for it…

Are the Teenage Years really the Best Years of your life?

“You are the Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine, Dancing Queen, young and sweet- Only Seventeen Oh ohhh”
Strutting down the streets on a Friday and Saturday night, with your group of thirty friends, to arrive at either at one of your local nightclubs (probably with a fake ID) or in more recent cases at a pub. Only to get smashed off your faces, to meet new amazing people and of course to have a wonderful time. Then once the weekend is over, you are back at college again, hanging about in the common room. You suddenly realise there is yet another test which you haven’t revised for, however you manage to somehow effortlessly pick up your pen and produce yet another essay worthy of an A. You head to netball practice later on in the evening, where of course you compete on a regional basis in the team you also spend your weekend nights out with! Then at the end of the day when you finally get a bit of time to yourself, you automatically open your Instagram account, which has at least 3000 followers, to check up on everybody else…

The Basic Issues of Fast Fashion

Introduction Hiya, well back at the end of February, I made myself a small commitment. In that I wasn’t going to buy anything from Primark during the whole of March; or actually any of these fast fashion outlets, why do we always target Primark eh? At the time this seemed like a pretty good target,Continue reading “The Basic Issues of Fast Fashion”

Can our Stationery Fiasco be explained?

whenever I walk past somewhere like paperchase, I cannot resist taking a wander in and looking at all of the various pens, notepads and rubbers (as well as the Boris Johnson dog toys) just to see what they have on offer. But how healthy is our new found love of stationery?

Should we Actually Grow Up; Instead of trying to “Glow Up”?

“How to Glow up over quarantine”, “Glow up series 2 crowns winner ” , “Glow up challenge: How to become prettier in one month” are just some of what pops up if we type up this term. Which in my view just gives a small glimpse into some of the pressures faced day to day,Continue reading “Should we Actually Grow Up; Instead of trying to “Glow Up”?”