'Body positivity' is a movement initially started to celebrate the curvier bodies, ending stigma and putting a halt to fat shaming. Over the years this has evolved to become a broader umbrella term for all things relating to the politics of our bodies; inclusive of shape, size, race, sexuality, gender, physical and mental ability. So … Continue reading Why I’m body positive
It's safe to safe - this blog comes with a heavy trigger warning about sexual assault - and Mum, Dad; if you're reading this...it's probably best you don't read any further. It would come as no surprise that with so much in the media regarding sexual assault and harassment, as well as the yearly 'date' … Continue reading The untold story
For some reason my brain tunes into 'anniversaries' of various events. Dates of meeting someone, end of relationships, moving cities. In this case; it's been about a year since my case with the police for a sexual assault committed against me was dropped. At the time, I was utterly devastated. I felt lost, hopeless and … Continue reading One Year On…
In a first world, developed country such as ours, it's hard to believe we're a society currently living off food banks and seeing a significant increase in those having to leave their homes and take to sleeping rough on our streets. Everyone needs food as a basic human requirement to survive, as well as clothes … Continue reading Every Month Period Packing Party
The Northern Quarter is currently awash with casual dining and fast cheap eat offerings. Oké Poké, the new restaurant to hit NQ certainly fits in that category. Deriving from the Hawaiian salad Poké, typically served as a starter or appetiser. The word means "to slice, cut or section" and so the dish is fresh ingredients, … Continue reading Oké Poké 19.05.17
I realised the other day just how long it's been since I last posted on here, and how much longer it's been since I stopped contributing to my primarily mental health blog Bake Offs and Breakdowns. The main reason for this is I've been in a bit of a rut. Given it's Mental Health Awareness … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week
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Such an incredibly strong lady. This just should not happen.
So for anyone who has spoken to me since January 1st, I have been banging on about starting a blog. I wanted to talk about self care and mental health and make up and baking and life (I mean, I hadn’t quite established an aesthetic, and I use commas way too much, but I was well on my way). Anyway, at the end of January, all my plans for everything changed. And now I’m going to talk about that. Because I think it’s really fucking important that people speak about difficult, shitty times. Also, quite selfishly, I think this will be pretty cathartic. Haven’t started yet but this could potentially be a long read. Buckle up kids.
So I was leaving a well known Clapham Club *cough* Infernos *cough* when a man, a stranger, started making sexual comments at me. The sad thing is, I don’t…
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Given it's International Women's Day today, what more fitting time to discuss Wonder Women, specifically Synthesis at Texture on Saturday 4th March. Unfortunately, I missed the first hour of the event so I missed the videos that were played to kick start the event. But,I didn't miss all of the incredible other exhibitions on offer. As well … Continue reading Wonder Women Part 2
In the 8 months since the I attended the launch party, Manchester has seen Three Rivers Gin go from strength to strength. From hosting booze events all over the city to being featured in a Tom Hiddleston fronted GQ magazine, and even winning a prestigious Gold at the Distillery Masters Awards 2017. I've given them … Continue reading Manchester Three Rivers Gin (Part 2)
Hidden away behind an ordinary door, on an ordinary house, on an ordinary street in Chorlton some exceptional culinary magic takes place; the Drunken Butcher Supper Club. Drunken Butcher is featured at the top of "Manchester's best supper club" lists; a firm favourite in the underground dining scene within the city. I was lucky enough … Continue reading Drunken Butcher 28.01.17