Judy is an MA English Literature student at Aberystwyth University. During Ramadan this year, she took the time to explain what wearing the hijab as part of her religion meant to her. I’m very excited to share her opinion as the first of this new series, ‘Words from Friends’, where I aim to publicise different voices about issues that are important to them.
Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Even though the weather might not seem to have gotten the memo, (we’ve had plenty of lightning storms here in the Midlands over the last week), we are now entering summer! And I’m here to tell you a little bit about the summer solstice, or as its more commonly known, the longest day of the year.
Returning to Birmingham was unplanned, sporadic, urgent; it was a decision made out of my hands and accompanied by an exhausting, inexplicable mix of emotions. I think a lot of students have felt the same way, and I can’t help but ramble on.
I’m going to start this post by announcing some content warnings; please do not read ahead if you are vulnerable to talks of self-harm. Originally, this was going to be a post about coping with self-harm, but with the current climate and the ever-evolving information about Covid-19, it seemed best to tweak the subject matter somewhat.
Wednesday, February 12th I was brave enough to go and see one of my favourite bands live for an intimate performance in Nottingham. I’d like to start by saying a thank-you to Ysa, who I had a delight meeting and chatting with about hamsters, boys and singing along to their songs. Continue reading “Oh Wonder: My First Solo Concert”
I am currently halfway through Netflix’s The Witcher, and I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the series so far. This will contain spoilers for the first four episodes!
I spent the weekend at Dwór Mościbrody, Poland, as a volunteer to teach English!
So, if you have me on other social media, you’ve more than likely seen at lease one post where I’m promoting the importance of regular STD screening and how easy, confidential, and often free it is. Naturally, I’ve decided to write a post about it!
This post is going to get really bloody TMI, by the way, so enjoy!
A lot of people have been unhappy with the final season of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones, and honestly, I get it, I understand why; but I am not one of those people. So I thought I’d explain why, talk about my opinions of the series and the unanswered questions I (and many others) have.
This post will be spoiler heavy, for both the series finale and some of the aspects of the novels, so don’t read ahead if such spoilers will bother you.
University changes you in many ways – there’s no denying that. In my three years at Aberystwyth, I’ve discovered so many new things about myself, reaffirmed others, and improved over all as a person (there’s still progress to be made however!).