valentine’s day – a cynic’s perspective

Today is Valentine's Day, a holiday which varies on my tolerance scale between being just about acceptable to nauseatingly commercial. It is a holiday, which personally, I feel really prays on the vulnerability of human emotion and continually instills the notion of "incompleteness" without a significant other. In my almost twenty years of singledom, being… Continue reading valentine’s day – a cynic’s perspective

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looking around Lewes

The last week has been a difficult one in certain respects; but in times such as these, I think practising self care remains vitally important. Whilst it cannot repair or fix various situations, maintaining good self care and taking time to replenish ones' self helps to avoid falling into bad habits; making life that little… Continue reading looking around Lewes

toxic feminism – a movement that shouldn’t be classed as feminism at all

Feminism is a movement that has resonated with me since first becoming fully conscious as what it actually is. According to the OED feminism is as follows; feminism: NOUN, mass noun, the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Much to the dismay of myself, many of my peers oppose to the… Continue reading toxic feminism – a movement that shouldn’t be classed as feminism at all

interview with Solomon Curtis, Labour MP candidate for Brighton Pavillon 2017 (originally published on the Tab Sussex)

Solomon Curtis, 20, is standing as the Labour Pavilion candidate for Brighton alongside currently completing his degree in Politics at the University of Sussex. Curtis previously ran as the MP for Wealden, and whilst he didn’t succeed at winning a seat, the votes for Labour saw a definite increase from 5,266 votes in 2015 to… Continue reading interview with Solomon Curtis, Labour MP candidate for Brighton Pavillon 2017 (originally published on the Tab Sussex)

interview with Brighton Hunt Saboteurs (originally published on the Tab Sussex)

Despite the illegality of hunting mammals in the UK since 2004; hunting itself still goes on all throughout the UK, especially prominent in countryside and woodland areas such as the South Downs. To counteract this unnecessary slaughter of animals, Hunt Saboteurs was formed – a group of individuals aiming to prevent such brutality through non-violent methods. I… Continue reading interview with Brighton Hunt Saboteurs (originally published on the Tab Sussex)

cultural appropriation in modern day music (originally published in Smashed Vinyl)

For the last half a decade or so, ‘the bleach blonde pixie cut’ has been a hairstyle sported by many generic pop celebrities – from Miley Cyrus in 2012, to Justin Bieber in 2015 and most recently Katy Perry. Like any stylistic choice, this is one that seemingly a lot of popular music artists are… Continue reading cultural appropriation in modern day music (originally published in Smashed Vinyl)