Family Is A Privilege, Not A Right

Published 4th October 2020 by The Indiependent Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “It’s important to keep in mind that we decide the value people have in our lives, which means we can significantly control how much they affect us. It also means we can decide how much space they can take up in our minds.” – Chidera Eggerue, How To … Continue reading Family Is A Privilege, Not A Right

The Art Of The Panic Masters: How Do I Graduate?

Published 20th September 2020 by The Indiependent Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “‘Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future,’ noted the writer Kahlil Gibran, ‘but from wanting to control it.’” – Pandora Sykes, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? Ah, Masters degrees. Filled with a confusing concoction of intelligent go-getters with mood boards, perfectly … Continue reading The Art Of The Panic Masters: How Do I Graduate?

Criticism Can Be Your Friend, If You Let It

Published 6th September 2020 by The Indiependent Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “Uncomfortable and liberating- exactly what growth is supposed to feel like.” – Florence Given, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty Criticism is a weird one. It can simultaneously hurt your ego, crush your passion, and embarrass you, whilst also allowing you to evolve into a … Continue reading Criticism Can Be Your Friend, If You Let It

Idolising Your Teenage Body: I ‘Peaked’ In Sixth Form Too

Published 23rd August 2020 by The Indiependent Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “I wish for that time back. All that time that was supposed to be about discovering the world and who I was became wasted on making myself smaller and smaller. Imagine if we all stopped expending so much energy on trying to change our … Continue reading Idolising Your Teenage Body: I ‘Peaked’ In Sixth Form Too

Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

Published 9th August 2020 by The Indiependent “Rambunctious, restless and ramshackle. Roving, raucous and rebellious. My roaming decade; my roaring twenties.”― Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love “Your twenties,” slurred my best friend’s mum, before she hiccupped, giggled and sipped her over-filled glass of white wine, “will be the best years of your life. Lap it all up while you can, girls”. It was … Continue reading Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

We asked bouncers at Fruity about the best stuff they’ve seen on a Friday night shift

Published October 2019 by The Tab Fruity in Leeds is the one night of the week it’s universally agreed that anything can happen. Getting rid would be like throwing away a piece of our heart. Where else could we wear whatever the hell we wanted, completely disgrace ourselves, and STILL not get chucked out? In the spirit of the new academic year … Read the … Continue reading We asked bouncers at Fruity about the best stuff they’ve seen on a Friday night shift

“I’m Just A Little Journalism Student From Wigan!”: Jess Forrester On Her Len Tingle Internship With The BBC

Published 1st October 2019 by Her Campus After sharing the news that she had been granted the BBC’s Len Tingle internship with HerCampus around five months ago, Jess Forrester (21) came back to us, after finishing her placement, to be interviewed. Providing details on her experience of working in one of the country’s most prestigious newsrooms, as well as how she intends to progress now, … Continue reading “I’m Just A Little Journalism Student From Wigan!”: Jess Forrester On Her Len Tingle Internship With The BBC

Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief

Love is brilliant and awful. The two and a half years that I spent with my recent ex-boyfriend have been rewardingly healing, and somehow, now, so excrutiatingly painful. I have only ever been in love, properly, this once. It has made me grow into a better person, and has also managed to crush me into a horrible, bitter one, and it it is completely unexplainable … Continue reading Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief