• Dear Agony Aunt: I’m losing self-confidence…

    Dear Auntie Carol… What do you think is a good way to boost self-confidence? Auntie Carol says… You might be surprised to hear this but Auntie Carol wasn’t always this confident! Once I was a very quiet, very SHY girl. I was! My main problem was overthinking – I’d...
  • 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...
  • The Miss Amazing Beauty Pageant: Empowering or Patronising?

    The Miss Amazing Beauty Pageant describes itself as “a four-day celebration of the abilities and strengths of girls and women with disabilities”, and is in essence an opportunity to celebrate individual qualities and talents. On the surface, this appears to be a wonderfully empowering scheme for disabled girls who...