The Last Summer

Each year, the month of June arrives and the semester disappears, along with my student loan. I drag myself back to fields and silence and skies dark enough to see stars, increasingly glad with each year for the opportunity to smooth out the bags under my eyes, not eat pasta while sitting on my bed … More The Last Summer

The DUP: what they stand for and why we should be worried.

May and Foster meet as part of negotiations. Photo from BBC news.  Just under a month ago, I wrote a piece commentating on the major parties for the recent General Election. Within that article I mentioned that “Northern Ireland, I’ll perhaps write on our political parties once we actually stop messing about and form a … More The DUP: what they stand for and why we should be worried.

The New Sixteen

It seems everyone has something to say about the dangers of social media and body confidence. The age at which many solidify their online presence is becoming younger as more teenagers feel stressed about the way their bodies look. Searching ‘teen + body image + social media’ online produces over fourteen million results; evidence of … More The New Sixteen