#39 Period Packaging: The Damaging Taboo

The New Zealand supermarket chain, Countdown, has become the first to explicitly use the word ‘period’, in their packaging for menstrual products, such as tampons, menstrual cups and pads. Usually, in the U.K. and across the rest of the world, we see phrases such as ‘feminine hygiene’, noticeably avoiding the whole reason behind why theseContinue reading “#39 Period Packaging: The Damaging Taboo”

#37 Hungry For A Meal OUT

Enjoy consuming (HAHA I’m awful) this rewrite of my newspaper article, concerning food and eating, of course. As chefs, waiters and managers prepared to reopen their restaurant doors, there was an intense hunger in the air for that restaurant experience we’ve all been craving since the 23rd of March – the start of the lockdown.Continue reading “#37 Hungry For A Meal OUT”

#36 Why TALA keeps appearing in my bank statements

The other day, my sister demanded to know what I was doing, in order to work out if she could join in or not (she was very bored). “I’m getting ready to snap up some items in the next Tala launch,” I said, matter-of-factly. She gave me an unapproving look and then rolled her eyes.Continue reading “#36 Why TALA keeps appearing in my bank statements”

#35 What’s the dress code for a worldwide pandemic?

After what has seemed like an endless waiting time in the queue for a pint and a haircut, the Prime Minister’s announcement that the hospitality industry will now be able to reopen, has shone through the U.K., brighter than our current heatwave, like a big light at the end of the tunnel. This includes theContinue reading “#35 What’s the dress code for a worldwide pandemic?”

#34 Mental Health: the stigma

TW: Mental health Last month involved Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Hundreds of thousands went online to increase the awareness, and I couldn’t help but feel a bit angry, after seeing some celebrities, microinfluencers and some friends on social media post about it. What annoyed me was how loosely andContinue reading “#34 Mental Health: the stigma”

#32 Google, did you know…?

Yep. The answer is yes. Because Google knows everything. During lockdown, I’ve been trying to listen to one podcast per day from Today In Focus, by The Guardian. I would highly recommend them – they discuss random but important issues like where our recycling really goes, and the horrors of what Jeffrey Epstein did. ButContinue reading “#32 Google, did you know…?”

#30 Birthday Celebrations: Lockdown Edition

After a month off of writing articles for the uni newspaper, I thought I better get my ass in gear again. Jumping onto the Life&Style section, the issue of having a birthday in lockdown stands out to me, because A) my birthday is coming up this month (YASSS) and B) I’m here to tell youContinue reading “#30 Birthday Celebrations: Lockdown Edition”