Born and Bred Londoner, Mother to baby Roman and my two pooches, Plant Eater, Yoga and Aerial Teacher + Learner, Music Maker... was once in Game Of Thrones, was once a Penthouse Pet, used to win awards for getting naked.
Best Vegan Spots in London
Vegan mania is fast setting in. Veganuary reportedly saw the number of participants reach over 150,000, many deciding to stay Vegan even after January came to an end, whether you are a full time, lifelong Vegan, a part time Vegan, a health conscious Vegan, or a Vegan against animal cruelty, or maybe you just want to see what all the fuss is about. I fell in love with Veganism around 6 months ago after going back and forth being a vegetarian/pescatarian my entire life. I had always wanted to go Vegan and never fully given myself the push, until I watched What The Health. It was all I needed to nudge me to being a full time committed Vegan, so in love with my new lifestyle (not in a preachy 'EVERYONE SHOULD BE VEGAN’ type way) that I wanted to share some of my favourite spots in London. For visiting Vegans, for those that want to try something new, or for London Vegans that maybe need somewhere new to frequent, here are my favourites.
February Mix for SISTER Collective
SO… it’s the last day of the month, it’s snowing pretty hardcore here in London, and I am going to share with you my February mix. It is pretty special. It’s probably one of my favourite mixes I’ve ever done and it’s for the legendary Carly Wilford and her SISTER collective. Usually when I’m asked to do a mix, I stress about it endlessly, and I end up doing what I think someone wants to hear rather than what I would play if someone gave me free reign. I did my usual stressing, then I realised I had to just be me. Fuck what I think people want to hear, this is the music I love, the music I play. This mix is probably the best representation of one of my sets I think I have ever done. It is a journey through Dubstep, hip hop, grime, and trap. It is a seamless genre stepper, if I do say so myself.
Tips for Dealing With Anxiety…
It strikes me as sad that so many people suffer from anxiety and yet there doesn’t seem to be any real cure. Those that don’t suffer often think it is an exaggeration. We are told to "get over it" or "calm down" or "cheer up," the most patronising and senseless responses to someone in the depths of an anxiety or panic attack.
Mother's Day Gifts and Activities on a Budget
If you guys are anything like me, when January rolls around you are so broke you have to start rationing the tinned food in your cupboard to make sure you’ll be able to eat for the foreseeable future.
Sex Positions for Dominant and Submissive Females
Rocco Siffredi once said I am the most submissive girl he has ever met, a compliment that I will take to my grave. Submissive by nature, I used to not even have the capacity to switch. The thought of being dominant during sex was so alien to me, it was a concept I struggled with. In my private life I was controlled, told what to do, I enjoyed obeying, I enjoyed being praised.
Aerial Fitness Will Be Your New Obsession
At a young age, my mother used to take me to showcases on the Southbank and around London. She worked with the London arts council and ran her own carnivals within schools, taught dance, marked arts awards training, and generally spent a lot of time around the London creative scene. I've always been artistic, largely due to her. My grandparents on my mum's side are both artists. My dad I credit my musical ear to; he brought me up listening to every kind of music possible, took me to concerts as a child all the way through to now. I was blessed to have parents that loved the arts, and in turn, passed their love on to me.
A Love Letter to Porn
Dear Porn, First of all I just wanted to say I’m so sorry that people judge you so harshly, and before they even know you. Especially when you have never judged anyone else, you have never discriminated against anyone. You don’t care about gender identification, size, sexuality or race, you have never looked down on anyone for their fetishes or niches. You embrace all of it. All you've ever wanted to do is make people happy, pander to every single persons needs, wants and fantasies. Yet you are down trodden by people that are too scared or ignorant to truly get to know you. By and large, you are a feminist, you have always believed that women should be paid MORE then men, and that is unheard of. You understand that your female performers are largely the key ingredient in your success and you cherish them.
Soundcloud Artists You Should Check Out...
I spend a lot of my time going through my Soundcloud stream and discover sections. I find so much new music and new artists this way it is insane. If you are not on Soundcloud and you LOVE music, I recommend getting an account simply just to discover all these hidden gems that we don’t hear on the radio or on TV. I download most things that are free and I buy anything that I love, that isn’t available for free download. I am a firm believer in paying for my music. As a musician myself along with my partner, I see how the music industry is damaged by the high levels of music piracy. These days musicians find other ways of making money from their music, and that includes streams, gaining more followers so they are more likely to book shows, and generally doing the social media thing that we all wish we didn’t have to do to keep our creative asses working.