Photos of me as an activist: from my first demonstration against tuition fees in Leeds, 2010 aged 16, marching for refugees in Burgos, Spain 2015 aged 21, marching against Trump in Barcelona 2017 aged 22, canvassing for the Green Party for the elections in Sheffield, 2017 aged 22, collecting signatures for Amnesty in Berlin, [...]
The times I fancy a rant.
Looking Back on 2017
Happy new year!! Last year I reflected on my own experience of 2016. So, I thought I'd do the same for 2017. Because why not. I'll also be focusing on the positives, because although there have been moments of fear and sadness, I like to end the year on a high note. Again, I won't [...]
Male Photographers and the Female Body
Helmut Newton - Museum fur Fotographie This is something that has been playing in my mind for a while, but I really came to reflect on it when I visited the Museum Fur Fotographie, in Berlin. The museum itself is a nice visit - it mainly displays the works of the German photographer Helmut Newton, [...]
Some thoughts on my year in the Green Party
This year was pretty exciting - I was accepted onto the Young Green's 30 under 30 scheme. Designed by the youth sector of the Green Party UK, its aim is to help teach and encourage young people to become more involved with the party and Green politics. We got to visit the European Parliament, and [...]
Why nice guys are the biggest fuck boys
As seen on TV... But seriously though, it would appear that beloved TV shows who present nice guys as the central character, perhaps unintentionally offer instead a fuckboy in disguise. And, in my opinion, the worst of fuckboys because it is they themselves who insist they are nice guys, and believe they are entitled to [...]
I have a Masters degree!
Disclaimer: I actually still have my dissertation to complete before my degree is official, but we had the ceremony anyway so had to celebrate. Yes, despite another 10,000 words to write about human rights in the Middle East, and an extra semester in Berlin for the fun of it, my degree is complete! I can't [...]
Is ‘The Girl Who Travels’ the new Manic Pixie Dream Girl?
I've seen circulating on the internet that there are quite a few articles about "Date the girl who travels", or "Don't date the girl who travels" - ironically promoting the same idea: a girl who travels is the girl of your dreams, but she will only be in your dreams if you can't keep up [...]
Tips on Saving Money
I like to think I'm pretty good at saving. During my undergrad I was putting money aside to travel to Brazil a few times, and I was still saving a decent amount annually. This has really helped for this year, now I'm only studying and not working, and living off family help rather than a [...]
Weirdest Food I’ve Tried
Chicken Hearts A delicacy in Brazil, and popular at their barbecue restaurants. I won't say I particularly enjoyed it - the texture wasn't to my liking, but the smokey flavor it was given was pretty good. Snail Only a recent try, something I've avoided until a friend was eating them and offered them I was [...]
Women’s March, Barcelona
Cities across the world hosted these marches today to show solidarity with Washington's own march, now that Trump is president. Barcelona had a great atmosphere, despite the drizzle. Although some people may think it pointless to protest when Trump is legitimate, but to me and others democracy is not about voting once every few years [...]