‘Real Ones Know!’ – Stormzy, And Other Reasons Why Malorie Blackman Is The Author To Start With When It Comes To Tackling Your White Privilege

When millions of people across the globe must put their lives at risk by taking to the streets in protest during a global pandemic, you know something is severely wrong. The recent murder of Mr George Floyd by a US police officer has sparked an eruption of some of the most widespread and powerful protests the world has seen in recent years as the message … Continue reading ‘Real Ones Know!’ – Stormzy, And Other Reasons Why Malorie Blackman Is The Author To Start With When It Comes To Tackling Your White Privilege

Callum Lea: The Teenager Behind The UK’s First Ever Charity Supporting Athletes With Mental Health Difficulties

Not your standard gap year. I suppose that’s one way to describe Callum Lea’s creation of the UK’s first ever registered charity to support young sports players experiencing mental health issues. Although vintage upon vintage of volunteering ‘gap yahs’ before him have taken the well-trodden, admirable charity route; building wells in ‘Indyah’ or ‘Tanzaniahh’ – either out of the genuine goodness of their heart or … Continue reading Callum Lea: The Teenager Behind The UK’s First Ever Charity Supporting Athletes With Mental Health Difficulties

‘You Complete Me’ And Other Irrational Bullshit Which Makes Us Fear Our Own Company

You know who you are. It’s all fun and games calling yourself independent until you actually have to prove it. No amount of ‘self care days’ could have prepared the notorious promoters of self love for this one. I mean, let’s be honest – did that face mask and new set of acrylics honestly give you a new lease of autonomy? Or did it just … Continue reading ‘You Complete Me’ And Other Irrational Bullshit Which Makes Us Fear Our Own Company

The Parade Of The Fitness Influencers: You Really Don’t Have To Use This Time To Lose Weight

It has become incessant. At every corner we turn there appears yet another ‘Low Carb Meal Plan I Swear By’ or complex home workout which allows you to swagger out of quarantine as the wobble-free, six pack brandishing size 8 you’ve always wanted to be. No, I’m not completely deluded. I am well aware that keeping healthy is very important, especially for mental wellbeing, but the … Continue reading The Parade Of The Fitness Influencers: You Really Don’t Have To Use This Time To Lose Weight

Chivalry Is Back: Could The Lockdown Be Improving Your Chat?

A player’s worst nightmare. Boris flips a switch and suddenly you can’t come within two metres of the person you fancy, let alone get down to what you actually want to be doing. Alas, no longer is a face chiseled by the gods enough to get you laid. Those who wish to be the real winners in these unprecedented times must adapt to survive, but … Continue reading Chivalry Is Back: Could The Lockdown Be Improving Your Chat?