If you tell people that you lost someone close to you, you will have heard this at some point. People, try as they might, aren't very good at understanding and compassion. 'Oh, well, they will have had a good life if they were old anyway'. 'If they were sick then it is probably for the… Continue reading 'I can't imagine what you're feeling…'
There are moments in life we remember more than others. Moments that just stick with us, that we can’t shake no matter how hard we try. This is one of mine. I’ll try to paint a picture. I’m fifteen years old. I’m in a PSHE lesson. The topic was sex education and puberty, but we… Continue reading Catcalling
I am hurt. I was hurt By you. You did something And to me It wasn’t a game. It wasn’t just a game. But to you, It was. And maybe that’s why You could move on. The thing is It stays with me. There is no Moving on. Not for me. I move, but not… Continue reading Moving On
Since starting university in 2017, I have been faced with two instances of striking. The first was at the start of my first year, with the main developments occurring in February and March 2018. At the time, I knew little about it and didn’t really educate myself about the reasons behind the strikes – I… Continue reading Three Strikes and I’m In: Why I am Supporting Lecturers in the Upcoming Industrial Action