Thoughts Before Sunrise

“Romance is dead” is an expression thrown around a lot, and I’m not here to say I agree with it but I can’t seem to shake the feeling that perhaps that statement has some truth. Why the question of romance is one of importance to me at all is an entirely different matter. Though at least I’m not alone, the whole world seems plagued with thoughts of it, at least to some extent: What it is, why it’s there, why it’s absent, where it can be found and so on and so on.

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Homebird

As many of you will know, either from social media or even from reading this blog, I was lucky enough to start attending the University of Sussex in September. This goal, albeit less specifically,  is something I’ve been working towards for pretty much as long as I can recall… Or to be more precise for the past 7 years or so. To use the cliché; blood, sweat and tears were shed, (sometimes literally), on the (what felt like never-ending) journey to getting here. Perhaps it was naïve of me to think that all my problems would be solved upon my acceptance to university, but this has certainly not been the case…

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Why Aren’t We Talking?

Mental health is an issue which is gaining more and more momentum year by year, yet there’s still a huge stigma around it. Only a mere few days ago, (October 10), was it world mental health day – not a particularly well known day, but something that was getting a lot of love on social media nevertheless. “So if it’s gaining more acknowledgment, why does it still face such adversity?” I hear you ask…

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Review: Dope

Several weeks ago a film by the name of ‘Dope’ came to my attention due to the ever-socially active actress, Zoë Kravitz, and her copious posts promoting it on Instagram. The vibrant images she was posting immediately caught my attention due to the vivid colours and throwback fashion: The characters of this film embrace 90s to the core. Last night, I finally had the pleasure of watching the film and I must say I was even more enraptured than anticipated.

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The Top 10 Coming of Age Films According to No One of Relevance

As a self-confessed film geek, I tend to pride myself on my film knowledge, however there’s a question I often struggle with: “What kind of films do you like?” Despite my love for the pictures, I’m also admittedly useless when it comes to genres. All my favourite films seem to cover an array of genres, so simply describing them as a “romance” or “tragedy” doesn’t seem to suffice. A question I handle slightly better is that regarding my favourite film; I could reel, (excuse the pun), off a list of what feels like a million and one films that I consider to be my favourite at one time or another. Despite all these films having totally varying storylines and characters, they do seem to have enough in common to consider them “coming of age” films, or what I’d consider perfect for that teen angst phase which I know so well. Anyway, I’ve decided to compile a list of my top 10 absolute must see, changed my life, can’t live without films that fall into this category…

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Someone Like Me

It’s that time of year again, that I’m sure so many of you are familiar with yourselves… The seasons are changing, the temperatures dropping and for myself, that means just one thing – Time for a wardrobe update. So due to this (not so) desperate need for new clothes and okay, perhaps a little boredom, my online shopping addiction has resurfaced. Unfortunately, this is problematic for one of two reasons; Firstly, a want of money and secondly because I just can’t seem to damn well work out what clothes will look nice on me.

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