Sustainability and guilt

Ethical fashion, sustainable living and zero waste seems to be all the rage right now, and rightly so. The amount of environmental damage and slave labour required for the modern lifestyle is horrific. Education and exposure of the destruction that fast fashion, mega corporations and animal agriculture has on the world is essential in encouraging…

Recognising the Negative Cycle

Today I realised that I am going through the process of a negative cycle. A negative cycle, for me, is where depression and anxiety thrive. It’s hard to notice this happening in its infancy, but over time I’ve learned to understand when a negative cycle is forming, and this makes it easier to break the…

My 2020 goals – 6 month review

On December 26th 2019, I published this blog post filled with my goals and ambitions for the following year. Exactly six months later, I've decided to revisit this blogpost and review my progress in achieving these goals. However, before getting into this blogpost, I'd like to firstly just address where I am within myself whilst…

Sometimes I feel

Sometimes I feel like I'm trying my best to do it right, yet I have no idea what is wrong or right. Sometimes I feel like I am headstrong and in control Sometimes I feel like I've lost the plot Sometimes I feel like I've put everything in and had it thrown back into my…

Instagram and mental health

As a second year broadcast journalist student, and a 22 year old with a smartphone, I am frequently reminded that social media is a valuable tool. Instagram specifically has been transformed from a simple photo editing software, to a multi billion dollar platform - where users can turn their Instagram account into their brand, their…

Perceived failures of an overachiever

I am writing this blogpost on my iPhone with 7% battery, as I squint away the sunlight beaming down on my screen outside. This is one of the blogposts where I need to write, I need to get my feelings and thoughts out into words - otherwise they’re just swirling around in my brain. I…

Staying positive through mass pandemic

I'm quite notorious for over reacting, panicking and thinking that the worst when I read bad news. But over time, I've come to allow myself to feel the panic for a brief period, and then rationalize and come back down to earth. The media is absolutely saturated with the C word (the other C word,…