For LGBTQ+ history month, I channeled my energy into writing an essay-turned-personal-essay-turned-blog-post on LGBTQ+ media throughout my childhood, and some thoughts on improving the appearance of LGBTQ+ portrayals in said media.Continue reading “An Exploration on the Importance of Queer and LGBTQ+ Literature and Television in the United Kingdom”
one refresh, it won’t
cost. Has it really?
Been twelve hours?
In front of a screen.
Just one refresh more-
Just one I swore
Wake up – next morning:
tiny poem I wrote when refreshing games of Battlegrounds last night instead of going to sleep x
Working in Digital PR means I often have a lot of ideas floating in my head that are just too bloggy for digital campaigns, and so I’ve decided to make an effort to turn some those ideas into blog posts.
So, here are some of my favourite video game characters and, based on their in-game story lines/characteristics, what I predict their professions would be in the real world! Salary predictions have been collected from glassdoor.co.uk, who calculated average earnings based on the information employees provide them.Continue reading “Video Game Imaginings: Which Professions Would our Favourite Characters have?”
Header Credit: Maddie Sullivan / @deadlysalmon / maddiesullivanpaints.com
Happy Winter Solstice!
A few months back I posted about Summer Solstice celebrations, and so I’ve decided to do the same with the Winter Solstice – as well as a general round up of how 2020 has been for me.
Like the Summer Solstice marks the longest day, the Winter Solstice marks the shortest. Luckily for many, it means the nights are going to begin getting shorter, and we will see more daylight hours as the weeks progress.Continue reading “Winter Solstice and a 2020 Round Up”
M. Jonathan Lee is a British author and mental health advocate. He is here today to speak about his writing process, the journey writing can take, and why it’s important to be fluid in life.
You can find him on Twitter as @MJonathanLee, and read lots of his writings in The Huffington Post.
Content Warning: Reference/Mention of suicide (paragraph 2).Continue reading “Words from Friends: ‘Life can be weird, so why can’t stories be weirder?’”
Hallowe’en this year will not be the same. I can’t see my partner, I can’t dress up and get drunk with friends, and I can’t even go out to the pub. Hopefully you’re in a better place than me and can do one of those, or maybe you can’t. And maybe, to top it all off, you can’t even take your little one on the prowl for some sweets through your town.
I’m hoping Hallowe’en 2021 will be a lot better. And what better way to look forward to it than with a nice count down? I have put together a list of 12 upcoming scary publications – one for each month until the next Hallowee’en! Genres included range from mystery to horror. I tried to focus on releases by UK Indie publishers, but eventually had to concede to across the pond publications.Continue reading “12 Spine-tingling Reads to Get You Ready For Hallowe’en 2021.”
Originally written July, 2018.Continue reading “Bats in the Belfry (a short story)”
The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey
Publisher: Silver Sun Books
Published: Oct. 8th, 2020
My Riot by Rick Spears, Emmett Helen
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: Oct. 22nd, 2020
Late to awareness of this campaign (Oxfam, if you need a volunteer Marketing Assistant, I am available), Secondhand September was launched at the start of the month. Countryliving explains it best with their article opener of ‘#SecondHandSeptember is a 30-day campaign run by Oxfam encouraging people across the UK to stop buying new clothes for the month in a bid to curb our fast fashion habits’ (source).
I’m here to tell you a little bit about the two main ways you can take part in Secondhand September: Charity shopping, and Upcycling. And best of all? These are practices you can extend beyond September!Continue reading “Secondhand September”