My mind, my thoughts, my words

Beauty ideals across time and cultures and the desire to look like “them”

We are all human beings we all look different. That’s just what it is. And wouldn’t it be dull if everyone looked the same? If you try so hard to … Continue reading

30/10/2016 · Leave a comment

There’s two sides to a coin

I am overwhelmed. I’m sitting at Starbucks feeling utterly intimidated. A girl gets her mum to buy her a Starbucks mug. Two twelve year old girls enter, they’re dressed as … Continue reading

22/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Stuff – a bit too much of everything

I was away for almost two years cycling through Latin America. When I came back to my childhood home, everything had changed. Normally whenever I visited my mum I would … Continue reading

16/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Why do we torture ourselves?

Women are notoriously more critical about their appearance. We are objectified in the media, try to live up to unachievable beauty ideals, and all this results in is dissatisfaction. But being … Continue reading

27/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Be(coming) XX

is not easy. I understand that growing up in general, for either (or any) gender is no picnic. The media (there we go again) screws with all of us. Yet, I … Continue reading

10/04/2013 · Leave a comment