My stay in Harlem: amended reflections on gentrification

My stay in Harlem: amended reflections on gentrification

In September 2019, I visited the Big Apple for the first time with my best friend. As you'll know by now, we stayed in Harlem for the week we were there. Some time after the trip I decided to write a blogpost on Medium about the experience, which you can read here: What I learnt [...]

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

The brighter side: how altruism and community spirit could get us through a global crisis

If you leave your home to exercise at present, you'll definitely feel the lack of life on the streets. What you might notice a little more, however, is that the people you do encounter are far friendlier than usual. The UK as a whole is a very polite, yet moody, nation. If you've ever been [...]

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Ways to practise self-care while self-isolating

Photo: coyot - Pixabay If you're amongst the hundreds of thousands of us who are either on lockdown or voluntarily self-isolating, you are technically alone, but we're all in this together. Virtually. Following the closure of all restaurants and bars, like many others, I am now temporarily out of work. For those of us whose [...]

A journalist trying to get her big break

A journalist trying to get her big break

Yep, that's me. I live and breathe journalism, understanding and reporting the truth. I have submitted countless job applications and been invited to a few interviews - I'm just waiting on one person to take a chance on this lowly Gen Z with dreams of becoming a hotshot journo. You might not care for the [...]

Who am I?

Who am I?

Journalist, content creator, waitress Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I'm exactly as described above, and I'm here to document the realities of being a creative in a 9-to-5 world where I also need to make money. I’m just getting this new [...]