A song that reminds me of my ex is…

I’m not sure that I’ll ever forgive my ex for ruining Pink Floyd. PSA: I am no longer listening to any funky music that a white boy plays in my presence, because I am now crippled by stress and anxiety every time ‘our song’ comes on.  Spotify and their personalised ‘Repeat Rewind’ playlists have been unintentionally screwing me over lately. Even though it’s been over a year … Continue reading A song that reminds me of my ex is…

Meet the artist capturing rosetinted scenes of Leeds campus life

Published 15th February 2021 by Nice People Magazine. When she first started designing nostalgic keepsakes for lovers of Leeds, illustrator Milly McDougall never imagined that she would be surpassing five-thousand sales so quickly. Milly founded her small business, Millistrations, on Instagram and Etsy just less than a year ago. After seeing the digital drawings she had been creating to fill her time during the first … Continue reading Meet the artist capturing rosetinted scenes of Leeds campus life

My Valentine’s win/fail was…

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Valentine’s edition. I’m going to politely leave this here, because I know that there has to be at least one person out there that needs to shake off their Valentine’s blues by dancing around in their underwear and belting out this chorus to themselves in the mirror. This one’s for you, my friend: take it or leave it. … Continue reading My Valentine’s win/fail was…

My childhood crush was…

Just here to let Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson know that I’m still available xo This week’s Spotify pick was chosen because a) it’s an absolute bop, and b) I spent the majority of 2009-2015 strutting around my bedroom with it blasting through my headphones, lip-syncing in an emotionally-charged performance for every one of my high school crushes (and Robert Pattinson, obvs). In a similar way … Continue reading My childhood crush was…

Galentine’s Day: A Twenty-Something’s Christmas

Published 7th February 2021 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus … Continue reading Galentine’s Day: A Twenty-Something’s Christmas

The worst date I’ve ever been on was…

An ode to wanting nothing more than a drink and a nice conversation. In the words of SAYGRACE: if you want me, act like it. I count myself as one of the lucky few twenty-somethings that hasn’t been on an awful date. Yes, there have been a couple where my nerves got the better of me and I said something ridiculous, and there have definitely been … Continue reading The worst date I’ve ever been on was…

Overcoming The Fear Of My Pandemic Dissertation

Published 24th January 2021 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “If you can remove your ego from a process, then there really isn’t any difference between success and failure. They’re just both parts of a process. You shouldn’t look at a failure as something terrible, it just is what it is, and you shouldn’t … Continue reading Overcoming The Fear Of My Pandemic Dissertation

I get the ick when…

That’s an immediate dump, my friend! What is it about men? Apparently, it’s just about everything.  I won’t take credit for the hilarious idea of finding out what my Instagram followers’ ‘icks’ are. After giggling about the different people that we have cried over, which was a few Q&As ago, my friend Hayley suggested that I ask people about what the tell-tale signs that their S-O is … Continue reading I get the ick when…

I cried over someone who…

Reflecting on the exes that didn’t deserve our tears. Repeat after TLC and I: I don’t want no scrubs. (Except, apparently we do, or at least we did.) First of all, I want to say thank you for putting your blind trust in me when you subscribed to Dishing The Dirt. As someone who has been on various different mailing lists for the last couple of … Continue reading I cried over someone who…