nonsensical ramblings on finally finishing my first year of university

I am rather fond of post minute updates about my life - not in the hope that anybody in particular will read the, but mostly because they serve as digital memoirs for myself. At present, life is good - in fact, it might just be the best it's ever been. Due to the hectic nature… Continue reading nonsensical ramblings on finally finishing my first year of university

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turning twenty

Turning twenty is something that has seemingly snuck up on me oh-so quietly - I'm normally quite pensive about birthdays because for me, they provide time for quiet, internal reflection about everything I've achieved in the last year or so. The measurement of time as we pass through the years is somewhat arbitrary; but there… Continue reading turning twenty

body consciousness – why we should be conscious but not self conscious

A few days ago I accompanied a friend with the wild task of going swimming in the sea - which I'm accustomed to doing in far warmer climates than braving the icy Brighton coast in February. As someone who is relatively sceptical of their body, it was a thought relatively far away from my consciousness… Continue reading body consciousness – why we should be conscious but not self conscious

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

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)