Last year I did Dry January and loved it so much I didn’t drink a DROP of alcohol until May. Not going to lie, I felt amazing. Not drinking myself to oblivion and being hungover all weekend was really good for my physical and mental health. Shocking that! But it’s not all kale-smoothies-and-inspirational-quotes.
A few months ago I wrote a blog about all the Millennial things I’d done that week. Things that would make baby boomers roll their eyes, call us snowflakes, and say “it didn’t happen in my day”. Things that perfectly symbolise the digital-era, falafel-eating, iPhone-using generation we are. But this time, it’s FESTIVE!!!
‘Baby it’s cold outside‘ is one of my fave Christmas songs. Perhaps this is why, until 2018, I had no idea of its problematic connotations. Critics are arguing that the song normalises rape culture. I completely disagreed the first time I heard this theory, but after a few more listens, you can’t unhear lines like … More ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ and other problematic things I love
They say a picture is worth a thousand words… but sometimes a screenshot is worth only 4. “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!”
A few months ago, I went on a date with a funny, fit boy. By the end of it we were acting coupley, and he text me the next day asking me out again. A few weeks passed while we were both on holiday. He messaged me when I returned asking what days I was free. … More The Lowdown on Ghosting: is it OK?
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