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- The Call of the VoidI’ll preface this post by saying that none of this constitutes any qualified opinion or advice regarding mental health. I’m mainly putting this out to raise awareness and give people an idea of the lived experience of a misunderstood mental illness. For resources from charities, health bodies and psychologists, pleaseContinue reading “The Call of the Void”
- The Carbon Footprint ParadoxGrowing up in Scotland during the noughties, climate change and environmental awareness were a part of the curriculum at both primary and secondary school. I would say that it is safe to assume that including such topics in school has an overall positive affect on the way that children thinkContinue reading “The Carbon Footprint Paradox”
- Snakes and Ladders | Part IIIf you have found yourself here without reading Part I, you can find that here. Thatcher set out creating her game a year after she came to power in 1980, the year when her Tory government passed its landmark ‘Right to Buy’ legislation through parliament. The new law granted anyoneContinue reading “Snakes and Ladders | Part II”
- Snakes and Ladders | Part IIt was the turn of the 20th century, and Lizzie Magie found herself in a predicament. America would not grant women the vote for another two decades or so, and yet Magie was proudly outspoken: brimming with fierce intelligence and committed to bravely promoting ideas that would have been controversialContinue reading “Snakes and Ladders | Part I”
- Movie Mondays – Portrait of a Lady on FireThe risk with making a romance film is that it doesn’t come across as authentic enough, or worse still it reaches so far into seriousness as to become a parody of itself. Filmmakers are often not ambitious enough when it comes to romantic relationships. Either they’re carefully positioned as aContinue reading “Movie Mondays – Portrait of a Lady on Fire”