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A wander at the Walker

A wander at the Walker

Yesterday I popped into the Walker Art Gallery on a whim. I hadn’t researched their collection, I just thought it might be a nice place for a cool wander after the heat of the day, and I wanted to see the famous Henry VIII painting. The detail is really quite extraordinary, especially on the curtains …

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National Stalking Awareness Day

National Stalking Awareness Day

Today is National Stalking Awareness Day. Given that the law changed last November, this year’s awareness day is particularly important as our rights have changed and knowing them could get you the help you need. Changes to the Protection from Harassment Act implemented on November 25th 2012 now mean that stalking is an individual and …

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World Book Day

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day! With this in mind, I wanted to share a few of my favourite books, all of which have changed my life in some way. I love so many books so it was hard to choose, but these are some that are stuck in my mind at the moment. The power of …

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Last term’s writing

Last term’s writing

While updating my portfolio I’ve put together some of my writing from the last term. Writing a weekly editor’s letter for LSMedia has allowed me to promote events, the society and have some personal input on the site – I can’t wait to write another term’s worth! I’ve covered student politics including #Demo2012, post-demo meetings …

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#HowToKeepYourMan

#HowToKeepYourMan

Yet again, Twitter has managed to conjure a hashtag filled with sexism and fuckwittery on a Tuesday evening. Quite aside from the concept of ownership of another human being, the heteronormative bullshit and the idea that a woman is only a success with a boyfriend, it’s so full of the tired old sandwich jokes that …

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First day at school

First day at school

Yesterday I started my MA in Politics and the Mass Media. After a long summer getting back to lessons and moving to a new subject has been a little daunting but exciting all the same. I’m going to try and blog about what I’m studying and reading during the course as a way to collect …

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Oranges are not the Only Fruit

Oranges are not the Only Fruit

Today I finished Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. What a CRACKING book (I’ll admit I probably don’t have a career ahead of me as a book reviewer). Quite apart from the fact that it highlights the impact of the church on women and LGBT, it’s a flipping excellent look at female …

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New Adventures

New Adventures

So, I’ve got a new adventure going on, and it’s over here:¬†http://whimsyandmustard.wordpress.com There will be lots of photos and crafty goings on, and I won’t be doing any political shouting! I’m also taking topic ideas for some new creative writing, so if you want to see me whip up an adjective storm grab me on …

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