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I Am An Immigrant

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If you know me personally or follow me on any social media account, you know a little bit about my life. You can also tell pretty quickly that I am approaching this subject from a very very privileged standpoint – I am white (pasty white), fairly heteronormative, I blend in easily with the way I look and I come from a Catholic upbringing. My parents earn quite a lot of money as well so they can […]

Resolutions

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I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Eve. I don’t enjoy getting drunk or loud music – in fact I get told often I am an old lady at heart. And I honestly don’t believe your whole life can change – you can change – just because it’s another day. Dates are a human construction, and our particular Western calendar is very recent, but I won’t go on about this. What I mean to say […]

Surviving Depression

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I’ve been away for a long time, I know. But I come at you with a long text post, no pictures and fully intending to be completely honest for the first time. Please bear with me; it was very hard for me to write this – it’s been on my scheduled posts for a few weeks, it was deleted several times because I couldn’t go through with it – and I am finally in the clarity […]

On Being (Fully) Human

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When I published on this blog a small thoughtful text on turning 25, I wasn’t expecting the response I received. For the first time since I started my little corner on the web, people other than my mother shared links to the post on Facebook. Friends and acquaintances that I hadn’t talked to in ages messaged me saying what I had written had spoken to them, that they had related to my words, someone even told me I’d inspired […]

25

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If fifteen years ago someone had asked my ten-year-old self where I’d like to be by 25, the answer would be completely different to my current reality. As I grow older, with as much grace as I can muster, I realise more and more how the plans we make for ourselves are just blurry guidelines for an ideal future. I don’t mean to say that things are out of our control and it’s impossible to get […]

REVIEW | Long Hair, Don’t Care ft. IrresistibleMe

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Some time ago I was contacted by IrresistibleMe to write up a review of their extensions. Scratch that, a long time ago, but in the mean time I had massive break-outs and a painful break-up along with a very busy Summer season, so I thought it was time to get back on the saddle. If you saw my previous “Goddess of the Sea” shoot, then you were probably wondering “wait, did she always have hair this […]

JOURNAL | Six Goals for 2016

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Over half of this year has already gone by in a very painful flash. So many people I admired, for either their talent, their genius or their kindness, have passed this year leaving me with a growing list of Dead Idols™. A lot of things have happened since January – new friends have come and gone, arguments have blown up and fizzed into thin air, we’ve suffered a major loss in the family – and […]

DIGITAL DIARIES | Newhaven Fort

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I’m sure after my slew of “Digital Diaries” posts earlier this year you’ve all realised what this series is about by now. Basically when I’m desperate to show everyone a place I’ve been to but don’t know when I’m going to get the actual 35mm photographs back, I make a quick post with snapshots taken with a not-so-good-but-half-decent compact camera I carry with me everywhere (for this explicit purpose). We were blessed with a very […]

It Gets Better

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During my first weeks in Brighton, before I even had anyone to go out for coffee with, I met an amazing girl called Lu’Ami. She was wearing large, retro glasses and bright scarlet platform shoes that almost matched the strawberry-blonde-verging-on-Queen-Elizabeth shade of her long hair. She was bright, bubbly and creative and went on to tell me about her blossoming career as a singer. It was bound to be no coincidence, however, that we met at […]

Calling All Beauties

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  While I’ve been away I’ve been silently mulling over an idea. I see so many collaboration requests on work forums and blogger Facebook groups, but it’s usually commercially inclined or based on a “like for like, follow for follow” basis. I want my follower count to go up organically, not because I liked someone’s holistic yoga page or gave their homemade soaps a shout-out on an Instagram picture! One of my goals for 2016 […]