BLEED WITH PRIDE

When I was 10 years old, my best friend got her period. A few weeks later my class teacher spoke to us about puberty giving us a very basic introduction to menstruation and how periods work. A year later my mom sat me down and spoke to me about periods again, explaining to me that…

17 THINGS I LEARNT AT 17.

DISCLAIMER- This is going to be preachy (kind of my specialty) and positive, so if you think a 17 year old shouldn’t be giving you life advice, then don’t read? Trust your gut. It’s very hard to follow your instincts when people offer logical arguments as to why you shouldn’t, but at the end of…

MY FAVOURITE F WORD

SPOILER – It’s not food. This article is long overdue and it’s very surprising that I haven’t written anything on this topic until now because anyone who knows me will tell you I am exceptionally passionate about it. If you haven’t caught on yet, the word I’m referring to is “feminism” and I have a…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FASTEST FRIEND I EVER MADE

Jenny from the block, Hey wassup hello. It’s very rare that you meet someone who you instantly click with, no effort required. Friendships that get formed before you even know the person properly because it feels like you’ve already known them your whole life. I love us because we had zero boundaries from the start,…

2016.

2016 was an important year for me. Here’s why: I gave the ICSE and didn’t fail- in retrospect it’s pretty obvious that I wasn’t going to fail but when you’ve been prepping for an exam that is supposed to “determine your future” for two years, no matter how easy you know it’s going to be,…

AN OPEN LETTER TO ANYONE LOSING FAITH IN HUMANITY

Dear distressed soul, 2016 has been a rough year for almost everyone. All kinds of terrible things seem to be happening in quick succession. Terror attacks in Istanbul and Jatarka, the Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub, the Dallas shootings, Britain leaving the EU, the Bastille day terror attack in Nice, the ENTIRE U.S presidential…

SRI LANKA

So I’ve divided this article into 3 parts- Fun Facts (some basic stuff you should know about the country) , Highlights ( the best parts of my trip) and Gag reel (the not-so-great stuff) also I’ll link all the places I visited at the end. I was on a cruise for 3 days, and once…

TOWNIE AND PROUD

In the last month or so college has given me a lot-  friends, experiences, freedom and staggeringly delicious food. However there is one thing I really wasn’t expecting to get, and that is a reality check. If you’re a “townie” like me, chances are you’ve experienced this at some point (or will soon enough). So,…

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

I am ridiculously excited to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, all thanks to the lovely Emma@bookreviews5blog (check out her blog, it’s amazingg) Rules Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you. Nominate eleven new blogs to…

BOOK REVIEW-ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

TITLE- ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES AUTHOR- JENNIFER NIVEN GENRE- YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHER-KNOPF PUBLISHING GROUP RELEASED DATE-2015 MY RATING-5/5   If I had to describe this book in 2 words it would be ‘beautifully tragic’. It had a very Colleen Hoover meets John Green vibe, and the theme was slightly darker than I expected it…

LET’S GET ONE THING ‘STRAIGHT’

So a few weeks ago the hashtag “HeterosexualPrideDay” was trending on twitter, and despite the fact that many people recognized how ludicrous the whole idea is, I still feel the need to address this issue, in case some people don’t. “heterosexual pride” or “straight pride” is a movement of sorts which began in the 90’s…

SLAYING LONG DISTANCE

DEAR 1937 KILOMETERS, If you think your evil plot to break up our friendship will ever succeed, think again. If you think a few thousand kilometres can kill what is essentially a highly complex friendship spanning 4 years and built on trust, integrity and mutual love for harry potter, then I hate to tell you…