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

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Film Review: The Martian

I recently went to see the new Ridley Scott film, 'The Martian', and it was surprisingly fantastic. Not to rain on Matt Damon's parade but I wasn't expecting him to be anything special in this film however he completely proved me wrong. His performance was outstanding, and given that a lot of the film is character driven, … Continue reading Film Review: The Martian

THE NEED FOR LGBTA REPRESENTATION IN YA BOOKS

Young Adult books are home to some of the most complex and fascinating characters ranging from super heroes to protagonists with everyday problems. However there seems to still be one area that is taboo to many: LGBTA protagonists. Many have battled this by claiming, “I wouldn’t know how to write such a character” while releasing … Continue reading THE NEED FOR LGBTA REPRESENTATION IN YA BOOKS