• The Weight of Words

    When news recently broke of Caroline Flack’s death, thousands flocked to social media to express their disbelief. In sombre posts, users celebrated the former Love Island presenter’s traits: her natural vivacity, warm aura, bright smile and impressive presenting skills....
  • ‘In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind’ – A Look at the Specifics of Caroline’s Law

    Caroline Flack, former presenter and TV personality, tragically took her own life on the 15th February in her north-east London home. The inquest into her death, which took place on the 19th of February, suggested that she had in fact hung herself after being what many have described as...
  • Next on Netflix is…Next in Fashion?

    Other than Eurovision, I’m not one for talent competitions or reality shows (X-Factor 2012 was probably the last time I followed a series properly). So boy oh boy, was I surprised when I became totally and completely hooked on Next in Fashion, Netflix’s newly released reality-TV-competition-fashion-show....
  • What Does Being a Feminist Mean to You?

    With so many different interpretations on feminism, it can be difficult to know what being a feminist actually means. I asked numerous people what feminism meant to them. There was unanimous agreement that feminism revolves around equality. Many stated that a common misconception is that feminists are men haters/feminists believe...
  • The Negative Side of Body Positivity: Whitewashing

    Once upon a time, the words “body positivity” used to relate to people like Lady Gaga and her epic meat dress (which has its own Wikipedia page by the way), just because she expressed herself. Did you know that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about themselves...
  • Digital Detoxing: A week without Social Media.

    For someone who wants to work in media, you may ask what provoked me going cold turkey from social media. I wouldn’t say I was addicted, maybe a bit reliant. What provoked this hiatus was a wide and generally miserable feeling: A deep dissatisfaction that my summer isn’t quite...
  • Disorders In Drama: how mental illness is framed in the media

    The evident stigma surrounding those with mental health issues is slowly dissipating as our awareness of the issues increases. However, this hasn’t stopped the display of some negative stereotypes and attitudes to disorders in modern society. The most common cases of this are in film, T.V. and even the...