Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Hamilton Tag


If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I'm pretty obsessed with Hamilton (along with half of the world). As its consumed my life and I'm struggling to blog, I thought why not blog about it? So here's a Hamilton tag.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Elsewhere

I've not been blogging here much recently, but where have I been? Well darling, I've been elsewhere. Time for a catch up, darlings


Exactly 4 years ago today I "gave up blogging". As you can tell that didn't really work out. In fact it was such a bare faced lie that I started a new blog that exact same night. I do that a lot with my blogs, I close myself in and when I begin branching out and having a million opinions (every day), they don't fit my space. I've felt like that countless times in the last 7 years and it's creeping back in. But this time I'm not abandoning ship.

For the last 3 years this blog has been a whole myriad of things to me, my personal diary, a vehicle, an escape, a place to be ridiculous and deadly serious all at the same time. I've not posted here for a while, but I'm thrilled to have written for sone amazing publications recently and wanted to point you all (5 of you probably) in the right direction.

- The big driving force in my new move was Femsplain, where I not only wrote "You're My Thinspo", but also discovered an amazing supportive group of people who just get me.

- Through the Femsplain group I discovered Ask Me About My Uterus and was able to tell my story, I'm 27 and I Want A Hysterectomy. The response to this piece was completely overwhelming and I'm so thankful to those who shared their experiences and offered advice.

- Then off the back of that piece I was asked to become a regular writer for another great feminist site, The Tempest! My first pieces with them will be up shortly and I'll be sure to share them everywhere.

- And finally just today I became part of The Establishment with Is My Friend Still Bisexual? And even more exciting is that my words became an infographic!

This post is in no way a goodbye, I still need a space to rant and spaff off about things I love after all. But while I love blogging, I'm enjoying making the transition more from personal lifestyle blogger to actual writer who has a sort of real job (eek!).

If you want to keep in touch be sure to follow me on Twitter for daily rage and Hamilton fangirling.

I also write on Medium too.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Why I don't Do OOTD's OOTD

 I love being part of the blogging community, and how there are so many different types of bloggers. Theres a freedom which comes from being a lifestyle blogger that means you don't have to stick to one niche. You can write about books, health, restaurants, sex, beauty and clothes in the same month. And I do write about a lot of those things. Except Outfits of The Days (OOTDs). When I first started out I was solely fashion and there's a lot of reasons I stopped, but a big one was that I had no outfits to actually talk about.

Being disabled and working from home, I spend a lot of my time in pyjamas, if I was to still do OOTDs they'd consist of:

Darth Vader hoodie
crappy old tshirt
Hogwarts sweatpants
No makeup
Unbrushed hair

If I wanted to I probably could get dressed every day, but when I'm hardly leaving the house and mostly don't have the energy I don't see the point. I'm not throwing any shade at those who do post just OOTD's, god I envy all these gorgeous bloggers who wear incredible outfits and poses, oozing confidence before going about their daily lives. (I know a lot do outfit shots in batches too, but still you got dressed today!)


When I do get dressed nowadays it's as "Female Protaganist in A YA Novel"; jeans, t shirt, cardigan, (fake) converse. You have to laugh when Cath Avery from Fangirl describes what she's wearing and you look down to see you're wearing pretty much the same thing- I even had a Harry Potter shirt on to compete with her Simon Snow one!

I honestly feel that staying in my pyjamas and not really leaving the house has contributed to my plummeting body confidence. It's hard to love your body when it's broken and you're not making an effort. So when I do dress up, to see friends or go to an event, I take as many selfies as I possibly can because I love documenting that I actually made the effort. I post a lot of crap makeup free selfies on Snapchat, but my Instagram mainly consists of the days when I feel good about myself and want to share with the world.

I love celebrating the moments when I feel good, but I'm happy in my own skin now too. And I really love sitting about in my pjs all day!




Thursday, 23 June 2016

Being a Feminist On The Internet


Trigger Warnings for rape threats, death threats, suicide, rape apologists, homophobia, fatphobia, misogyny and slutshaming.

Being a writer and blogger I put quite a big part of my life on the internet. My posts are often very personal and in response to that I'm lucky to have had a great outpouring of love, brilliant advice and made some amazing friends. But it's not all good, a big portion of the responses I get to posts and tweets about feminist, political or controversial issues are negative, disgusting and occasionally threatening.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Q&A


If you are a vagina owner around the age of 25, you're probably nearing your first smear. I know that this can be quite daunting, but it's such an important thing that you really can't afford to miss. I had my first cervical smear at the age of 24 and they found HPV, since then I've had check ups every year and thankfully it's been ok. So with this in mind, I asked my social media friends to give me their questions all about smears and HPV.