Today, 8th of March 2018, is International Women’s Day and as two (raging) feminists, we couldn’t let this day pass without dedicating a blog post to it. We played around with a few different ideas but finally decided on a list of recommendations for all things girl power. We hope you find something you like but more importantly, celebrate the day of the woman in whatever way you can! Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2018 //”
“Perhaps I loved the monstrous because I was a monster. Josef, the Goblin King, and me. We were grotesques in the world above, too different, too odd, too talented, too much. We were all too much.”
– S. Jae Jones, Shadowsong
“I can only live, either altogether with you or not at all.”
– Ludwig Van Beethoven, The Immortal Beloved Letters
So we’ve almost come to the end of February and after January decided to go on longer than a DFS sale, flying through this month has shook me. But for now, here are some more bloggers that I’ve been loving recently. Nothing inspires me more in the blogging community more than other bloggers and as I’ve said already, this is the year that we should all support each other! Continue reading “Bloggers I’m Currently Loving Part III”
In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a twenty-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making clothes for the UK High Street. This sparked her series of hugely popular investigations, establishing her as one of BBC3’s most celebrated presenters.
Through the course of her documentary making, Stacey has covered a variety of topics, from sex trafficking in Cambodia, to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria. At the core of her reporting are incredible women in extraordinary and scarily ordinary circumstances – from sex workers in Russia, to victims of domestic violence in Honduras. In her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience. From gender equality and domestic violence, to sex trafficking and sexual identity, Stacey weaves these global strands together in an exploration of what it is to be women in the world today.
This year, we’ve wanted to try our hand at working with different brands, shops and companies. I’ve been keeping an eye on the #bloggerswanted hashtag on Twitter and a few weeks back I came across a tweet from @Truly_Tangible asking if any bloggers wanted to receive some products in exchange for an honest review. As you already know, I’m a huge fan of stationary so I jumped at this opportunity. I was allowed to choose products from their shop and they arrived in such a quick amount of time and were perfectly wrapped. Continue reading “BRAND COLLABORATION // Tangible Stationary”
So we’re back with another travel diary – this time I’ve dug back a little bit and put together a post about my trip to Prague. I’d wanted to visit Prague for so many years before I took a trip there, and I have to admit, that’s partly because of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I spent five days in this beautiful city in September and I could’ve spent days wandering around it’s winding streets!
As always with our travel diaries, this post is very image heavy – but I’d definitely say you can’t have too many photos of Prague in one place 🙂
So, I’m turning twenty-five this June, and I have to say I’ve been having a bit of a quarter life crisis about this. I’ve got to that stage where I’m constantly moaning about being old to my mostly younger work colleagues, where I can’t stay up past 10pm without getting moody, where a night in with a takeaway sounds way more appealing than going out drinking until the next morning, and where I take midday naps on my days off.
I don’t quite feel as young as that chubby redhead baby (also can we just talk about how nineties everything in that photo is?) but I don’t feel like I’m halfway to fifty either – so I decided to make a little list of goals that I want to complete in the next four months before my birthday. Some of these are tiny things, and some are huge goals that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – hopefully though, I’ll get them all done or have them planned in before my birthday!