For me, meditation is a way to reset the mind. People only turn to meditation upon reaching adulthood or adolescence: no child ever feels the need to stop and focus solely on the movement of breath in and out of the body. This is logical. A child takes one day at a time. When they … More On Meditation
Heteronormativity: a simple concept and a depressingly accurate reflection of our society: the assumption that all individuals are divided into 2 categories, determined by genitalia, which presupposes sexual attraction for the opposite gender, and often life-long societal roles. There is no denying that such a presumption exists amongst the general population; the status quo of cisgenderedness … More What is Heteronormativity to me?
There are some passages in literature that one can’t help but be struck by how much it relates to their life. A beautiful length of prose can sum up a seemingly impossible feeling, emotion or situation. It might not have even occurred to you how you felt about something until you read the words written by another. … More Why I love literature
For me, depression is like black ink that stains the heart and darkens the soul. On a good day, the ink is in its well and my heart beats lightly between my lungs. On a bad day, the ink coats my insides and drains any energy that resided in my body. Optimism is drawn from … More Depression
I was sat in the passenger seat of my mum’s car, slightly dazed in the warmth of the British summer when this question was posed by Jeremy Vine, the presenter of BBC Radio 2: what makes us human? Thinking back to a module I took on evolution and speciation for A-level Biology, my initial thought was ‘what … More What Makes us Human?
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” I’ve just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is my type of book. One that makes you think about how society functions or … More Fahrenheit 451