Lucy Wood (@LucyJaneWood), Freelance Writer and YouTuber, has recently uploaded a video, discussing how little representation there is for women with ‘in-between-y’ body shapes. And I totally agree. I’m a size 12, curvy, tall, and have what I like to call a ‘cake pouch’ (the slightly podgy bit of lower tummy!) I’m not part of […]Read More #AverageGirlSize
It’s a real thing. No one prepares you for it, no one tells you about it, no one expects it. You’re told, throughout your entire educational life, that you are to try your best and get high grades and keep studying and working because after uni, these are the things that employers want. Then, one […]Read More Graduate Depression
“Confidence is not a given. It is not an entity. It’s a state of mind, even a state of being. It comes from acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem), and feelings of well-being and belief in your abilities, skills and experience (confidence).” – Susie Mackie, Women of Spirit Three weeks ago, I started an internship […]Read More This is Important
On Monday 14th May 2018, I handed in my final assignment of my university degree and was overwhelmed with all sorts of different emotions. First, I burst into tears as the thought of ohmygodwhatdoIdonow entered my mind, but then, after closing down the online-submission tab on my browser, I felt a huge sense of achievement. And here’s […]Read More University? Completed.
“In a world where people strive for likes on social media, where cyber-bullying exists, where there is the constant need to check notifications, people are becoming more and more obsessed with the online world.” This is what I think.Read More Do You Spend Too Much Time Online?
As you may or may not know, I study English Language and Creative Writing at university, and have specialised in prose (short stories). It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed doing, so I thought I’d perhaps share a few pieces that I’ve written over my years at university. My Story As a little girl, I used […]Read More Have a Nosy: My Creative Writing
The 25th May 2018, the day I officially finish University, is niggling at me. After that date, it’ll the first time since I was four years old that I won’t be in education. It’s such a weird thought – I’ll (hopefully) be working full-time in something I’ve been working towards essentially my whole life. I […]Read More My Search for a Future