PLEASE STOP TELLING ME THAT “IT’S FINE” – MY ANXIETY CAN’T HEAR YOU.

PLEASE STOP TELLING ME THAT “IT’S FINE” – MY ANXIETY CAN’T HEAR YOU.

People rarely say the right thing. They very rarely say the right thing to a person with anxiety, that’s something I know for … View Post
THE PRESSURE TO BE A GIRL BOSS

THE PRESSURE TO BE A GIRL BOSS

The driving force behind so many self employed women of this generation is our desperation to answer to ourselves. Women of the 1960s had … View Post
THE REACTION TO THE ROYAL ENGAGEMENT HAS UTTERLY DEPRESSED ME

THE REACTION TO THE ROYAL ENGAGEMENT HAS UTTERLY DEPRESSED ME

“OMG Harry and Megan are engaged!” I read this information on the tube this morning and my tummy did a little summersault; how exciting! … View Post
WHY I WON’T DO A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX.

WHY I WON’T DO A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX.

Bold headline Em, and absolutely no authority with which to back it up. ‘Atta girl. I have never had a social media detox, not … View Post
DO I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE HAPPY?

DO I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE HAPPY?

Blogging full time can be really weird. For the last year it has been my sole job to share my life with whoever wants … View Post
SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

“Go hard or home.” “You can sleep when you’re dead”. “YOLO.” Yadiyadayada. You know what people say, normally as they’re bullying you … View Post
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

We talk a lot about the kindness of strangers, or I do at any rate. I live for kindness, actively seeking it out, desperately … View Post
MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

Hello everyone! It’s me again, the less successful but far superior sister; Katya. I’m back on the blog to once again write … View Post
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

I saw you on Twitter last night, asking if you were the only one. I can’t be the only one who looks in … View Post
THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

The world is totally obsessed with Instagram, and I’m bored of it. Not of the app. The app is bloody marvellous. Photography and … View Post
AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO SLUT SHAME, WE CAN NEVER BE EQUAL.

AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO SLUT SHAME, WE CAN NEVER BE EQUAL.

For as long as I can remember, I have lived in a slut shaming culture. I’m not proud to admit it, but at … View Post
WE CAN’T JUST SHAKE THIS OFF – LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TAYLOR SWIFT TRIAL

WE CAN’T JUST SHAKE THIS OFF – LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TAYLOR SWIFT TRIAL

EDIT: Since writing this, Taylor Swift has won the case against ex-radio DJ David Muller. She was awarded a symbolic $1 and in a statement … View Post
WHY CALLIE THORPE MUST NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR HERSELF AND FOR GIRLS EVERYWHERE

WHY CALLIE THORPE MUST NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR HERSELF AND FOR GIRLS EVERYWHERE

In April, plus size model, kick-ass blogger, total girl boss and all round hero of mine, Callie Thorpe ended up in Vogue. The photo … View Post
HERE WE WERE THINKING THAT THE BBC WANTED DIVERSITY, WHAT THEY WERE REALLY AFTER WAS A BARGAIN.

HERE WE WERE THINKING THAT THE BBC WANTED DIVERSITY, WHAT THEY WERE REALLY AFTER WAS A BARGAIN.

It seems the British Broadcasting Corporation are sexists. The BBC has, up until now, always presented itself as a leading organisation for diversity in … View Post
WHY I’M REALLY PLEASED THAT THE NEW DOCTOR WHO IS A WOMAN

WHY I’M REALLY PLEASED THAT THE NEW DOCTOR WHO IS A WOMAN

It was announced this weekend that Jodie Wittaker, yes, A WOMAN, has been cast by the BBC as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord. … View Post
YOUR MORALS VS YOUR MAKEUP

YOUR MORALS VS YOUR MAKEUP

When it comes to your makeup bag, how good are your morals?   This week I found out that NARS are about to starting … View Post
WHY YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE LOVE ISLAND

WHY YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE LOVE ISLAND

You can’t help it, you love Love Island. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t quite work out why… Do … View Post
GIRL POWER: WE’RE SO MUCH STRONGER WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER.

GIRL POWER: WE’RE SO MUCH STRONGER WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER.

T-shirt: http://bit.ly/2sPuOKe Trousers: http://bit.ly/2ssrS3M Shoes: http://bit.ly/2sHgBP5 My worry for women’s happiness, or the … View Post
A ROLE MODEL AMONG INSTAGRAM MODELS: I’M JUST LOVING LOVE ISLAND’S CAMILLA

A ROLE MODEL AMONG INSTAGRAM MODELS: I’M JUST LOVING LOVE ISLAND’S CAMILLA

Sometimes, television scares me. As a child, it took little more than a killer clown to have me quaking in my boots, but as … View Post
THIS ELECTION HAS MADE ME HATE SOCIAL MEDIA

THIS ELECTION HAS MADE ME HATE SOCIAL MEDIA

I was raised with some incredibly British values, namely the idea that there are some things that we just don’t talk about: sex, … View Post