Someday; A Change is Gonna Come.

When I heard this prompt, the first thing that came into my head was Sam Cooke's 'A Change is Gonna Come'. This song reduced me to tears when I first heard it when I was young and it still remains a poignant and important message. My dad's always been an activist and from a young … Continue reading Someday; A Change is Gonna Come.

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#ProjectLiteracy

I was recently catching up with my missed youtube videos when an advert popped up on my screen. I must admit, I'm normally a fast skipper when it comes to adverts. However, this one completely captivated me and by the time I had finished watching I was eager to get involved. Project Literacy is, as stated … Continue reading #ProjectLiteracy

The Media’s Attack on Teenage Girls

I remember listening to the radio shortly after the One Direction ‘break’ was announced and the first thing I heard was a woman telling parents of fans how to approach the situation with their children. It completely and utterly moved me. This woman spoke compassionately, sincerely and with the upmost respect about the aftermath of … Continue reading The Media’s Attack on Teenage Girls

Celebrity Culture: Death, Addiction and Mental Illness

As the news poured in about the death of Terry Prachett this year, I sat in silence as I mourned the loss of someone I've never seen beyond a picture on a screen. I've never read Terry Prachett's books but he was always a man I admired from afar after seeing his documentary on Euthanasia and yet … Continue reading Celebrity Culture: Death, Addiction and Mental Illness