Building My Empire, One Brick At A Time

Book Review: The Equality Illusion

The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today by Kat Banyard This non-fiction feminist manifesto takes on the people who protest that sexism is of the past and females are more equal to men than ever. With interviews,... Continue Reading →

The Voice of Self-Loathing

I am a very self-critical person, I expect things from myself that I would never expect from others and when I am not this perfect version of myself I have in my head it can upset me and cause a... Continue Reading →

COSPLAY: Getting Started

Welcome to my new series concentrating on Cosplay. I have always loved dressing up either for Halloween, performances, contests etc. I had been following cosplayers for a while and wanted to get involved but anxiety and low-confidence kept me in... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Book Characters

Characters are really important in books, they carry the plot and when a reader connects with a character it can create a great relationship for years to come. Like many readers, I have favourite characters but the list is ever... Continue Reading →

Things I do in spite of mental illness

I’ve talked about the things that I’ve done BECAUSE of my combined anxiety and depression but I wanted to also tell all you lovely readers about the things I do in SPITE of my silly little brain. 1.Survived GCSEs and... Continue Reading →


I’m pretty sure no one is truly ready for adulthood. What even is an adult: financial independence, moving out of your parents, leaving education? Who the fuck knows! I do know that life is messy and when I decided to... Continue Reading →

Successful Adaptations

I have mostly talked about unsuccessful, at least to readers and movie critics, but what about the successful ones. There have been many successful adaptations of books including The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones etc. These tv shows... Continue Reading →

Mental Health and Comedy

Mental Health and Comedy As I’ve said I love podcasts and one podcast I listen to is The Hilarious World of Depression. The host interviews comedians with mental illnesses, the fist thing he asks them is, “Is Depression Funny?”. Everyone's... Continue Reading →

Having Older Parents

My parents have always been a little different from many others, well my whole family really. When my family and I went on holiday a few years ago it was my mum, aunt, second cousin, one of my nephews and... Continue Reading →

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