Sunday, 17 September 2017

my most worn clothes: the red jumper

After posing on Brighton pier adorning this gorgeous outfit I came to the conundrum of what post could go with the photos that preceded the posing. An outfit post with what message? And then it clicked... these are some of my most worn items - so why not make that my message?
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Sunday, 10 September 2017

summer is over and I'm not sure how to feel about it

Summer is over and I don't know how to feel about it. Tomorrow I start sixth form and I do know how I feel about it. There's a weird divide in my life right now that is split between looking forward to learning and slight shock at how quickly twelve weeks of summer has gone. Last year I did an end of summer post, detailing what I did and didn't fulfill from my summer bucket list. Exams sequestered any time to write a summer bucket list this year, there wasn't anything that I particularly wanted to achieve other than more of a social life than I had during exams season.
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Monday, 4 September 2017

engaging with politics outside of elections*

The snap election earlier this year resulted in a resounding influx of young votes. As someone who is still under the legal voting age, I made it my duty to share my opinion on the election online and with that a few other young people who are still unable to vote. It became clear to me that the election did not just highlight the lack of education about government and parliament in schools but also how people around my age (sixteen and seventeen) do feel that if they were allowed to vote that their vote would be justified.
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

encouraging young people to shop ethically

Young people and fashion go hand in hand. Keeping up with the latest trends, their friends and a constant stream of saving up to purchase any items they desire. Young people can be influenced though and I think with recent times they have become a symbol of a more tolerant world, this being an incredibly good thing. There are two sides to the story. The teen that wants to keep up with the latest trends yet is symbolic of a more open and pioneering generation. The question is not how can young people be more ethical and what they can do but how can they be encouraged? What advice or information is there online?

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

the power of a stranger

One of my old teachers once said that the only way to continue learning once you have finished education is to travel. Up until this year I supposed that meant what you learn whilst you're abroad is how you further your knowledge: the museums you visit; the sights you see; the language that you speak (I now have a broad understanding of Italian foods) but I have come to realise it is completely different.
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

it all starts with yes

Over the past four weeks I've been out and about doing NCS, a government run scheme that is basically four weeks of being away from home (for the first two), helping the community, meeting new friends and raising money for charity. It all happens after GCSEs so whilst you may be thinking that this post doesn't apply to you it just well might. I learnt things that I didn't think I ever would and I've come out of NCS a much more confident person (haha probably not but I like to think I have) and with that I am so much more looking forward to starting sixth form next month; not that I want to think about starting school again but it has been gradually slipping into my thoughts more often.
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