big issues, life, thoughts

Don’t trust a black girl…

Last term I went to a talk titled the "Politics of black hair" by a fabulous new group at my university called 'The Black Women's project'. I left the talk feeling emotionally charged and since then I felt I had a lot to say about this topic. In this post I will be discussing some of the… Continue reading Don’t trust a black girl…

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thoughts, university

Dear Fresher…

This is the second installment of my 'university advice' series (click here to read the first one where I discuss whether or not to go to university). I have finally come to terms with the fact that I am no longer a fresher so hopefully some of my experience can be helpful to those starting out… Continue reading Dear Fresher…

reviews, theatre, thoughts

My Fringe escapades…

On the 1st of August just a few weeks ago, I began a 7 hour train journey to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to be the Marketing Assistant for 'The Improv Musical'. I set off on my journey feeling anxious - the Fringe Festival was panning out to be an expensive venture, I only knew a… Continue reading My Fringe escapades…

advice, thoughts, university

University: to go or not to go?

I feel like I entered the pre-university process with a lackluster attitude. Education is really valued in my family therefore going to university felt like a given and the prospect of not going was not even on the table let alone discussed. I do not at all resent this because university was definitely the best option… Continue reading University: to go or not to go?

advice, thoughts, university

Not my worst day…

The pass list for my course at university was released last week and we now know our results, whether we will have to retake and if we will be proceeding to the next year. It was such a bittersweet moment as I was so pleased that I had done well but also so sad that… Continue reading Not my worst day…

advice, thoughts, university

Why don’t I have a mortgage…

Okay, so this is post is not actually about mortgages. If you came here for a comprehensive discussion about handling your finances then this is probably not what you're looking for. However, please keep reading anyway because I think this is an important topic. I am constantly being inspired by what people around me say and… Continue reading Why don’t I have a mortgage…

advice, thoughts

One step forward, two steps back…

Firstly, I would like to to properly thank all the people who have taken the time to read any of the posts on my blog and for the overwhelming amount of support. I know I've said it a lot- but it really does mean the world. I have been wanting to do this for a long time… Continue reading One step forward, two steps back…

summer, university

Goodbye first year, Hello summer…

The novelty of a full fridge and my mum's glorious cooking is slowly wearing off and the reality that first year is over has finally hit me. Yesterday, was the Prom for my old secondary school and today I attended 'Speech day' for my old sixth form and tonight they will have their Cornflower ball.… Continue reading Goodbye first year, Hello summer…