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personal

some thoughts about sarah everard & sexual harassment

TW: rape, murder, sexual harassment & assault I feel a bit like by writing this I’m just contributing to the overwhelming mass of noise in the media at the moment. But maybe that’s not a bad thing. This needs to be talked about, and I have a lot of emotions to process at the moment. […]

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mental health personal

is instagram as bad as we think it is?

It’s old news now that Instagram is bad for our mental health. It’s been one of the facts mainstream media has latched onto for the last few years when coming up with ways to persuade us that constant advances in technology, especially mobile technology, are bad. Along with suggestions that too much screen time is […]

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music

lockdown 3: the playlist

I could talk about music for hours. Barely a day goes by where I’m not on Spotify for hours at a time, in the background while I’m working or walking or running or cooking or just listening to it. Because I love talking about and sharing the songs I love, and my friends couldn’t really […]

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personal uni

graduating in a pandemic

Uni during a pandemic is hard. Third year, when the work gets hardest and the deadlines matter the most, would be hard anyway. Third year as part of the Covid cohort? Feels almost undoable. Add in the perception that students should just be used to living in a pandemic at this point and it’s not […]

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mental health personal uni

some thoughts about depression

I went into my 20th year, and more specifically my final year of uni, feeling overconfidently optimistic. My birthday was in May, around the time the restrictions of the first lockdown were slowly beginning to ease, and things generally seemed good. None of us had any real idea of how hideous the next nine months […]

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personal

hi, i guess

Welcome to my blog! That’s a scary thing to say but I’m just not going to think about it too much until it’s too late to regret it. I’ve started this up because, frankly, I have a lot going on in my head and on our daily walks I suspect my friends may not always […]