(Content warning for talk of disordered eating) Dear Weight-Watchers, Two days ago you launched your new app, 'Kurbo', aimed at 'changing unhealthy behaviours' in children aged between 8 and 17. Now let's get something out of the way right now, you can describe it in as wishy-washy, gentle, fat-phobic, health-concern troll terms as you like … Continue reading An Open Letter to Weight-Watchers Regarding ‘Kurbo’, Their New App For Kids
Pardon my language guys, gals and non-binary pals, but June is Pride month, and as always it's a catalyst for lots of different debates and conversations, a great deal of which are THE MOST INFURIATING THINGS I HAVE EVER HEARD. You might want to settle in, make yourself a nice cup of tea in your … Continue reading Why ‘Straight Pride’ Is Utter Bullshit
There are soft rays of sun, lightly yellow, warm and comforting, streaming in through the wooden slats of my blinds. The delicate sounds of piano waft out of the laptop sat atop my knees as I lie back again the pillow behind me. Outside, the sky is blue but only lightly so, so that it … Continue reading The First Warm Day.
Today is the publication day of 'Black Snow Falling', a historical-fantasy novel by L. J MacWhirter, and I was lucky enough to receive an advance reader copy by Scotland Street Press, in exchange for an honest review. I've always been honest on here about what kind of genres I generally enjoy more than others and … Continue reading ‘Black Snow Falling’ by L. J MacWhirter Review
Last Sunday was my 18th birthday. I never thought I'd even make it to 15 (and then again with 16 and 17) and so turning 18, being an actual 'adult' is a huge deal and something I'm both terrified and proud of. I thought I'd take the opportunity to reminisce on my 18 years of … Continue reading Eighteen Things I’ve Learnt in Eighteen Years.
As you may know June was Pride Month and so I thought I'd take the opportunity to read books with LGBTQ+ representation as well as reading along with Penguin's Pride Book Club that they're doing throughout June, July and August. The first book in the book club was 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' by Emily … Continue reading What I Read In June (LGBTQ+ Reads For Pride Month)
Homophobia doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's a whisper, only noticeable to the ears that are particularly attuned to it. Sometimes it's being handed a single stone, but people forget that if you give them too many stones then they will build a wall, a wall that's hard to knock down and a wall that should … Continue reading Homophobia Can Whisper As Well As Roar.