It’s that time of year again when we tell ourselves we need to change and be better- but whether or not we stick to our resolutions isn’t a test of our worth. Every year on January 1st, I write a very similar list of resolutions, usually ones which I’d failed to complete the year before.… Read More Tips for mental health friendly resolutions
I had a revelation this year- putting makeup on takes time. Time which can often be better spent in bed. This might not seem particularly ground breaking, but it was a bit of life changer for me. My bare-face bravery began in Madrid when I was forced into early starts for 8am classes. I realised… Read More Not wearing makeup makes me feel grown-up
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?