Academic work

Not Custard

 1) I used to avoid yellow, my grandma said it would wash me out. Pale skin and lemon is never okay. I had no choice when secondary school meant yellow polo shirts against my newly bleached hair. I was a walking canary.   2) My grandad was awarded the tallest sunflower of our town. Its… Continue reading Not Custard

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Academic work, Love

In This Foreign Space

With the aid of Google Maps, hand in hand we walk as obscenely clueless tourists down narrow streets. I had been before, you had not. I felt it my duty to make it worth the hype I had prized it.   Admist the crowds You keep me anchored Like it’s only the two of us… Continue reading In This Foreign Space

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Coffee Prescribed

First time medicated was in the library. 3 deadlines that week and my eyes are splitting. The laptop screen, the closest I’ve got to intimacy in weeks. I guess it breathes, it makes enough noise to resemble something humane. Why, when you’ve got so much to do Do you check Facebook when you know you’re… Continue reading Coffee Prescribed

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The Reality of Eating Disorders

TWs: ED, depression , mental health Last week was Eating Disorders Awareness week. Over twitter were tons of 'inspirational' tweets, insisting it gets better (I was one of them) and even photos of malnourished, ill girls showing 'before and after.' As much as these posts are positive to a degree, they don't spread the horrible… Continue reading The Reality of Eating Disorders

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A Fresher’s Guide to Birmingham

(I wrote this during my Birmingham Mail work placement and they never published it, lol) That dreaded time of year is again approaching for students. Eighteen year olds are entering the world of beans on toast, clubbing five nights a week and getting up for that 9am lecture. Of course, stereotypes aside, preparing for the… Continue reading A Fresher’s Guide to Birmingham

Academic work

Moira’s Diary – The Handmaid’s Tale

Thought I'd post this on here after finding it on my laptop. It's a creative response to Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale, giving Moira's perspective instead of Offred's narration in the original text. I wrote this for AS English Literature a few years back and it received full marks. The following is a printed… Continue reading Moira’s Diary – The Handmaid’s Tale