Yesterday millions of British kids receive their A-level results, myself included. After I left my first attempt at university, which was a panicked choice made by the anxious part of my brain, I was pretty lost. I decided on kind of a whim to return to college and get an A-level in English … Continue reading I Got My A-Level Results!
A Book for Her presents the chaotic struggle of standup comedian Bridget Christies rise to acclaimed comedy stardom sprinkled within her well-informed feminism. We follow Christie through her early standup, involving dressing up and imitating various male historical figures and a feminist donkey into her revelation of mixing her passion for women’s rights and stand-up … Continue reading A Book for Her by Bridget Christie -Review
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth is a graphic novel focusing on a fictional character involved in the suffrage movement from it’s earliest beginnings. Sally, a working class manchester maid, is rescued from the workhouse by MRS Pankhurst herself and is, therefore, able to tell us the continuous story of the Suffrage … Continue reading Book Review: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette
The last two weeks have been a trip! I had my first real bad depersonalisation episode and it was so weird. The feeling of not really being in my body was worrying and it was really hard to make myself do anything, which leads me to my next mental wall at the moment. I have … Continue reading Mental Check!
TRIGGER WARNING! This is not a review! Basically, it's a discussion of thoughts and feelings I have about the recent adaptation. I’ve chosen to write about this on my Mental Health Monday post because: It affected me mentally. One of the main themes is mental illness. Representation matters. If you don’t know, 13 Reasons Why … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez is the first in a horror comic book series centred around a family struck by tragedy. The violent loss of their father leads to the Locke family moving to the Locke family house: Keyhouse in New England. However, the mansion's doors … Continue reading Book Review: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
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, scientific data and powerful political language Kat Banyard pulls the curtain and reveals the patriarchy … Continue reading Book Review: The Equality Illusion
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 changing and evolving so here’s the present list: Matilda ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake … Continue reading My Favourite Book Characters
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 and films transfer the best parts of the base text onto the screen. So how … Continue reading Successful Adaptations
Taking a day to myself to just be a bum is hard when you are filled with anxiety and self-loathing. I tend to feel super guilty if I don’t do anything productive. So here’s a list of things I do that feel productive but are really for yourself. 1. Paint your nails, this … Continue reading Little Productive Things to do on a “Lazy” Day