Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics, Theatre

What Fatima Did – An exploration of fear and oppression

  I went to see 'What Fatima Did' with zero expectations. I knew nothing about the source material and I think my experience was heightened because of this. 'What Fatima Did' is the debut play by Atiha Sen Gupta. It explores the role of fear and oppression in multicultural Britain. Fatima is the heroine of… Continue reading What Fatima Did – An exploration of fear and oppression

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Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics, Theatre

Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ – a Sabrina Mahfouz adaptation

I'm pleased to tell you that I had the opportunity to attend and review Sabrina Mahfouz's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts & Crosses' at Derby Theatre.  'Noughts & Crosses' was a hugely successful young adult saga that Malorie Blackman wrote back in 2001.  Despite being written nearly 20 years ago the themes of racism and… Continue reading Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts & Crosses’ – a Sabrina Mahfouz adaptation

Lifestyle

Reject Diet Culture

Diet culture is toxic. There is A LOT of misinformation out there on what to eat and drink in order to lose weight. There are many diets that people advocate. Some healthy and some down right harmful. Celebrities swear by intermittent fasting, juicing, detox teas or just plain starvation and intense exercise. Then there are… Continue reading Reject Diet Culture

Lifestyle

Gin Lovers Rejoice! The Jekyll & Hyde has a New Gin Cocktail Menu

  I visited The Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham a week ago with my darling friend, Constance. I was invited to try out their new gin cocktail menu and I was very excited. We were introduced to Schmoo aka Luke the bartender. He was lovely and knew a lot about gin. To start I had… Continue reading Gin Lovers Rejoice! The Jekyll & Hyde has a New Gin Cocktail Menu

Lifestyle

When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mental health professional. The purpose of this post is to highlight the unfair stigma attached to mental health medications. This post is based on my own personal experience.  Please seek clinical advice from a professional if you need it x This post has sat in my drafts for a while.… Continue reading When Taking Medication for Your Health Becomes Socially Unacceptable

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Lifestyle

How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

On the 14 March 2018 my life changed. I attended my first gym class in about a year. I'd started a new job within mental health services in the summer of 2016 and before this point I'd maintained my weight with relative ease. I was 2 stone heavier than I should have been for my… Continue reading How an Anxious Woman Fell in Love with the Gym

Lifestyle, New York City, Travel

Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Get ready for a mammoth post. I took my first solo trip to New York City in April and I'm going to tell you all about it. Make sure you're sitting comfortably, have a snack and some uninterrupted reading time because this post is going to be full of detail. I'll try to include some… Continue reading Flying Solo in NYC! – Part 1

Food, Lifestyle

The Stable, Birmingham

I'm a habitual creature. I don't go to new restaurants often. I find one I like (usually a chain) and then I tend to stick with it. In short, I'm in Nando's a lot and there was a short obsession with TGIF which promptly ended due to a curt manager. Meh. So I'm glad to… Continue reading The Stable, Birmingham

Cinema, Lifestyle, Race, Social Politics

Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

  I'm in a daze. I felt so dizzy walking out of the cinema. I went to the multiplex this time to see Get Out. Odeon on New Street. Not my first choice but I was eager to see it as soon as it was released. I must say, I'm not a fan of the… Continue reading Cinematic Fire – Get Out the Comedy Horror Everyone is Talking About

Lifestyle

5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore

Since I was a child I've always had friendship problems. The irony lies in the fact that I'm a friendly person and don't find it difficult to make friends. But therein lies the rub. I click with people easily but have the tendency to show a lack of discernment. Most people have experienced some form… Continue reading 5 Friendship Offences You Shouldn’t Ignore