I am a working-class, northern, female, who attended an academy education.
When I was a journalism student, I was made aware of the term "slow news day". It became a phrase I would dread. Essentially, this meant that your day would be painfully slow, too. It meant you'd have to cover meaningless stories, like one on a swan walking down a road (yes, this once genuinely happened).
Amidst a pandemic, it's only normal to begin questioning the current healthcare system. The flaws in which have existed for years are now cracking through in full force.
Every single Thursday, the UK outpours in respect for its keyworkers. The weekly clap has become a highlight of the week for many.
I love fashion. I've always used it as a chance to express myself. University was the time I really got to explore this avenue. Every lecture or library trip became a fashion show for me.
Without a doubt, the current pandemic is an awful time - for everybody. So, understand my confusion (and shock) when I see online posts and even articles stating that the younger generations "needed" this hardship.