On Being Female
I've been playing with this article for a little while now. I write, I rewrite and even when I'm not actively trying to put pen to paper, my mind is consumed with everything I wish I could say on this topic. The truth is, no words will ever be enough to encompass what I want to portray and no amount of time spent pondering on this situation will heal my wounds. Sometimes, it appears, the only option is to simply just to dive in - subside your worries and deepest set fears, and just write.
The Dark Horse of The Beatles
It's 21:13 on February 25, 2018, the day that marks 75 years since the birth of one of the most influential people to ever grace the music industry. I find myself back home for the first time in a little while, sat in my dad's music room listening to "My Sweet Lord" as my mum berates Dad until he finally turns it up, as it simply "has to be played this loud." She's not wrong. One of the greatest things that I owe to both of my parents is my utter adoration for music in its entirety, from the way it is crafted to the way in which it is performed.
Stretch Marks and Stigma
Body positivity: A foreign concept to most. Looking in the mirror and analysing every feature of your body, reciting words of others repeatedly around in your head until they eventually become a part of you, chipping away at your mind. It's a sad fact that anxiety surrounding body image has significantly increased in the 21st century, with social media constantly defining beauty standards.
Songs That Shaped My Life
Music has always had a significant influence on my life and I’m truly never happier than when my record player is on. I’ve grown up pretty much solely on 1960s and 1970s music and it has had an impact on me that much modern day music fails to convey, which is reflected in the tracks listed below.
How The Beatles Changed the Music Industry
I have spent a little time considering what it is I wanted to spend time writing about, and after foolishly posing the question to my dad, he responded "talk about how shit music is nowadays compared to the 60s." Eloquent as always, but the man did have a point. It has always been a running joke in my family that my first words were not "mummy" or "daddy," instead they were "John, Paul, Ringo, and George," and The Beatles have played a fundamental part in my development since that exact moment.
Turning Your Heartbreak into Something Positive
We've all been there, the air escaping your lungs as you watch "the one" walk away from your life as if your presence was merely just a convenience in their life, feeling as though each one of your 24 ribs had been crushed in a millisecond as a hand rips your heart from its cage of supposed protection.