Cast your mind back. It’s 2008. Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance are topping the charts. Everyone’s wearing studded belts, dyeing their hair black, and wearing eyeliner. If you listen carefully you can hear an echo of “it’s NOT just a phase mum!” from all over the country. You go to the PC and … More Is Trap This Generation’s Emo?
Living in the centre of Brighton, there’s never a dull moment. Especially if your neighbours are Pryzm, Wetherspoons, Revolution, Yates and a number of questionable kebab joints. Here’s all the weird shit I saw on my doorstep this week!
Not a day goes by that the word Millennial doesn’t appear in the headlines. Whether we’re being told we could afford a house if we quit avocado toast, or getting insulted by Piers Moran – who FYI hasn’t been relevant since Britain’s Got Talent in 2008 – we get our fair share of stick in … More All the Millennial Things I Did This Month
Tell someone you’re on medication for mental health problems and their response will fall into three categories. They’ll be supportive, they’ll be strongly against it, or they’ll ask you whether they can get high off it (FYI it’s really rare to get prescribed Valium or Xanax in the U.K., but nice try you little fiends. … More Breaking the Stigma on Medication for Mental Illness
Last Friday, I checked the date and felt like the 11th of May had some kind of significance. Had I forgotten someone’s birthday? Had I missed a brow appointment? No, I realised it had been a year since I submitted my dissertation. A WHOLE BLOODY YEAR. Post-uni life has been a weird blur that’s gone … More The Best and Worst of Graduate Life
From your younger sister to your auntie, nowadays it seems like everyone’s on social media. I recently learnt that the average Brit spends 1 hour and 20 minutes a day on social media platforms (and for anyone thinking about their 3 hour Instagram binge last night, that’s just an average). It’s become integrated in everything … More Why Social Media is Bad For You
My clearest memory of sex education was the part about wet dreams. I was 11, and crowded into a classroom we all watched a video about puberty and sex, which had David Bowie’s ‘Changes’ as the intro title and totally ruined it for me. I clearly remember the part of the video explaining wet dreams and … More Why Sex Education Fails Young Girls