Honest advice for surviving the housemates from hell

Anyone who has known me throughout my 2nd year at uni has probably heard my housemate horror story, and with a week to go until I’m finally able to deeeeeep clean my house until it’s rid of their germs, I can safely talk about how I survived such a painful living situation. To run the story as short as I can, I moved into the box room … Continue reading Honest advice for surviving the housemates from hell

March was the best month I’ve had in years and here’s why

At the end of February, all the crazy (and honestly, unnecessary) drama in my life had finally died down, leaving me the room to finally focus on the good in my life. By the end of March, I felt like a new person and I am the happiest I have been in a long time. Here are some of the amazing lovely things that happened … Continue reading March was the best month I’ve had in years and here’s why

Why losing some friendships was the best thing that ever happened to me

Anyone would tell you that I’m not an argumentative girl – I don’t like conflict and I always think it’s better to calmly step away from something than to get involved in some full-blown drama. So, whilst going through school didn’t really involve many major fall-outs, making *and keeping* friends at university is a whole new ball game. My second year has involved so much … Continue reading Why losing some friendships was the best thing that ever happened to me

Dear Olivia Jade: My take on the college admissions scandal

If you haven’t read about the college admissions scandal by now, you’ll need to tell me which rock you’re under so I can hide there for future reference – it’s a massive story, and understandably so; in what Forbes claims to be “the largest prosecuted college admissions scandal in U.S. history“, 50 people were charged in relation to paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million in … Continue reading Dear Olivia Jade: My take on the college admissions scandal

Just a bit of a general catch-up: February 2019

Hello friends! The last couple of months have been a little weird, mainly because of semester 1 exams but also because of general life; my last post was one I actually wrote weeks before it was published, but I had to schedule it for after things in my life had calmed down. For those of you that have liked my Facebook page, I filmed a … Continue reading Just a bit of a general catch-up: February 2019

It’s hard to find your people at university

In my sister’s own words, “friendships at uni seem so temporary” and while it sounds like we’re all falling in and out of fake friendships, I don’t think that’s the point. University is the place where I think I’ve grown the most in the shortest period of time – I’m much more in tune with myself than I was when I left school. One of … Continue reading It’s hard to find your people at university

Submitting to sex under pressure is not consent. It is acquiescence.

*TRIGGER WARNING* This post discusses sexual harassment, racism and rape, with links & screenshots which could be triggering. If this is something which might upset you, I would advise you to stop reading now. This was an incredibly difficult post to write (and I have been trying to do so for a few months now) and it addresses some horrifying content. The reading and research … Continue reading Submitting to sex under pressure is not consent. It is acquiescence.