A writer in her twenties wanting to share her random knowledge & opinions with the world✨
My Twitter and Instagram handles are: @leighooper
The Numbers of Life
We all do it; the whole of society measures their lives by numbers. The numbers on the scales. The number of people we have sex with. The number of online friends (or enemies) we have. The number that reads on our bank balance. We are all told these numbers matter. We are told if our numbers aren't good enough then we should be ashamed of ourselves, our self worth is worthless.
10 Tips to Achieve Self Love
Self love is the most important love you will ever receive, so why do so many people struggle with this? In a world of photoshop, trolls, and everything in between, I'm not surprised people of today's society are struggling with loving themselves. The celebrities they see on TV have been reconstructed with plastic surgery and magazines plaster airbrushed versions of everyone so that we are left to believe our bodies are just one big imperfection.
Results Day 2018
The night before results day was a nightmare. I couldn’t sleep, my friends were waking up from actual nightmares, and I realised this day ended a whole era of my life.
Superheroes and the Female Identity
In a society that’s becoming more open to the idea of treating women as equals (finally!) and with sexism being slowly eradicated, it is interesting to see the binary opposites in representation of women within the superhero genre compared to men.
Rick Riordan: God of Representation
Since the age of 12 I have been obsessed with the Percy Jackson series, and every other mythology series Riordan has released since. Not only does this author’s books have gripping storylines that are entertaining for children (and adults alike), the characters involved in these stories also educate the readers about different cultures, sexualities, genders and races. Riordan’s work has become so important to some readers that in social media sites such as Instagram there are pages dedicated to readers cosplaying his characters as they identify with them so much.