A whole lot of thoughts structured into blog posts
She Was Just Walking Home
This is not a women's problem to fix. Sarah Everard went missing on the 3rd March in South London, walking from a friend’s house in Clapham to her home in Brixton. She was kidnapped, and murdered, and her body was found this week.
The To-do List Technique That Actually Works
I’m a huge fan of lists as much as the next organisation freak. Moving apartment? To-do list. Packing? To-do list. Life goals? To-do list. Hotel? Trivago. However, how often do these *actually* work?
10 Tips on How to Handle Constructive Criticism Like a Pro
We all know the dreaded work review meetings. Your manager starts with the positives and starts listing them quickly, but you don't feel praised because you can tell the whole time that they're just leading up to telling you your weaknesses.
5 Tips to Increase Your Productivity Whilst Working From Home
As more of us have started working from home the past year, you may have found it increasingly difficult to focus. All the small tasks you're physically away from in the office are now at your fingertips. You could start procrastabaking or binge another season of your favourite show and no one will ever know.
Black Girl Magic
I first heard of Janelle Monáe after shazaming her song "Yoga" in 2016 at a restaurant and then recognised her playing Mary Jackson, NASA's first black female engineer in the film Hidden Figures. I later went on to see her in concert in Manchester in July 2019 after the real of her latest album "Dirty Computer". My only regret, is that I didn't know about her earlier.
A Box of Stories: A Review
In 2020 I read 77 books. Yeah, I know, I had a lot of time on my hands with being furloughed for 3 months and I discovered how to get through more books quicker with audiobooks and was a great way to get away from a screen.
There is No Such Thing as ‘High-Functioning Anxiety’
I have anxiety, but I love to socialise I have anxiety, but I live independently I have anxiety, but I achieved a first class university degree
Everything, Except a Beach
Manchester sits in the North West of England, UK and has been my home since I arrived for University 7 years ago. Whilst I grew up in the neighbouring county, and was born abroad, Manchester is where I have made my fondest memories and subsequently my darkest too. As a multicultural city, without the London price tag, it is known globally for football (Manchester United and City), music (Oasis, Joy Division, the Bee Gees), science and innovation (Graphene and Alan Turing) and it's own mayor, Andy Burnham, was crowned 'the King of the North' after advocating relentlessly with the British government during the pandemic to assist the more deprived and neglected north of England.