On Friday 4th November, I grabbed a Hi-Vis vest, a map and a can of San Miguel and hiked 13 miles through the Peak District national park in the dark. This was all in the name of charity, raising money for Sheffield RAG (Raising and Giving) who will distribute the money to various charities, including… Read More Here’s what I learnt whilst doing a sponsored hike
*Originally posted by me on Kettlemag* I appreciate art museums. I appreciate how they are often free or reasonably priced, how each gallery features art I never knew existed. I appreciate how there is always someone being told off for taking a photograph despite the clear “no photography” signs. Most of all, I appreciate how… Read More We need to give art museums the attention they deserve
*Warning- this post may contain triggers* I was 17, sat in English class, when my best friend shouted across the classroom “Have you been cutting yourself?”. Embarrassed, I had fumbled to roll my sleeves down and mumbled a nonchalant response that even I couldn’t hear over my beating heart. I had been self-harming sporadically for… Read More Stop The Stigma On Self-Harm
Kinder Eggs have been around since the 70’s, giving kids a toy surprise once they crack open the chocolate shell. In 2016, prisoners have showed an unexpected interest in the sweet, and the surprise is now drugs. Use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in prisons is on the rise, and this means the smuggling of… Read More How Kinder Eggs are getting drugs into prisons.
I scroll through my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feed countless times a day. They are usually the first things I check when I wake up and the last thing I see before I go to sleep and I can hardly do something exciting without recording it on Snapchat. Selfies, memes and animal videos flood social… Read More Is Social Media Ruining Our Mental Health?
Mental health recovery can be likened to a yoyo, bouncing back and forth. Things do get better but it’s OK to be kind to yourself when this “better day” feels untouchable. I’ve lived with mental health disorders ever since I gingerly treaded into teenage years. This began when I stopped eating at the age of… Read More Why Recovery Isn’t Always Straight-Forward
Today is International Women’s Day, and whilst we celebrate the empowered women around us and support those who are facing dangerous abuse and sexism right now, I have been reminded of the importance of females supporting other females. Women are given enough conflicting messages and oxymoron demands every day, without fellow females becoming part of… Read More Women: The Secret Slut Shamers