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Thoughts from a 23 year old girl, in blog form

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Stop the Love-Island Shaming

When, in many years time, we look back over summer 2018, we will remember fondly a time where the nation was gripped by three things: hot weather for more than a few days, England doing surprisingly well in the World... Continue Reading →

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Why I’ve Created a Bucket List

A 'bucket list' is defined as a list of things to do before you die. Perhaps because of it's focus on death - or moreover, making the most of life before death - the list is often associated with terminally-ill... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day: Why Should We Celebrate It?

The 8th of March marks International Women's Day - a day in which we celebrate women all over the world. However, each year, among posts championing the power of women, you will no doubt see people questioning why such a... Continue Reading →

10 Things to Learn in Your Twenties

Almost exactly a year ago, I left university, ending three years' of eating takeaway, drinking on weeknights and lie-ins, as well as essentially a lifetime of education. This year, many other young people will being doing the same. It's an... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Feminism from Love Island 2017

For the last few summers, one programme has dominated TV screens and conversations alike: Love Island. For the uninitiated, Love Island is a reality TV show in which a group of extremely attractive singletons are thrown into a villa in... Continue Reading →

National Vegetarian Week: Tales from a Newly-Qualified Veggie

This week marks the beginning of National Vegetarian Week, a week where we are all encouraged to say “no” to meat and celebrate the world of vegetarian alternatives out there. Having recently become a vegetarian myself, I am 100% on... Continue Reading →

Are You Beach-Body Ready (And Why Do We Even Need to Be)?

We are now in the suitable period before summer where we can get excited for holidays, plan all the amazing things we're going to do and optimistically prepare ourselves for months of sunshine, relaxation and adventure. On the same note,... Continue Reading →

Deciding Your Whole Life in Your Twenties

I start this post with a word of warning: this is not an advice piece, but more of a pondering over the enormity of life choices we face as young people. If I knew any of the answers, I would... Continue Reading →

A Love Affair with Trashy TV

I write this post now with a confession to make: I enjoy reality TV. Made in Chelsea is quite often the only thing that gets me through Monday. I know the names of nearly everyone in The Only Way is... Continue Reading →

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