big issues, life, thoughts

Losing my smile

There is an increasingly widely reported phenomenon in popular culture called the "resting bitch face". This is when your neutral facial expression looks unfriendly and unwelcoming. According to the Urban dictionary, resting bitch face is "a person, usually a girl, who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless, without meaning to." Well, I suffer… Continue reading Losing my smile

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big issues, life, thoughts, university

Don’t close that door…

So I have been considering some of the reasons that certain groups experience disadvantage. For example, I've talked about daily microagressions in The Everyday Racist, stereotypes in I am not your maid, and privilege in Check your privilege. Whilst there are definitely many systemic issues and wider societal institutionally ingrained discrepancies. In certain situations, I… Continue reading Don’t close that door…

big issues, life, thoughts

Check your privilege

About a year ago, I took a Buzzfeed quiz called "how privilege are you?". It was during exam season and fellow procrastinators, will know how enticing these quizzes can be when they pop up on your timeline especially when you're avoiding writing that essay you've been working on all day. So I took the quiz… Continue reading Check your privilege

advice, big issues, life, thoughts

Before him, there was you

So today is International Woman's Day. What a time to be alive! I have loved seeing people posting all over my social media accounts celebrating all these inspirational women, sharing their own experiences and pushing for a more equal society. I had been wondering if I had anything to contribute to the existing rhetoric and… Continue reading Before him, there was you