When I was a teenager, one of my favourite films was Stardust (2007). I loved it. It was a great movie full of wackiness and honestly its still a good movie to allow adult Bea to curl up and just fall into a crazy quest to catch a fallen star. I loved it. Still do. … Continue reading Review: Stardust
This is a kindle free book, and it sounded pretty interesting so I thought I'd give it a try. It's kinda paranormal, which isn't usually first choice but it's free and sounds like it might be good, so, who am I to fight that? Apparently there are two covers. As a kindle, I get the … Continue reading Review: The Girl In Between
I was gutted to miss the Women's March on London on the 21st January 2017. I wanted to be there, joining women and men alike as they declare that they would stand against Trump and his policies. I made my poster and declared my solidarity alongside them - but I still felt like I had … Continue reading The Return of Activism?
Today, the 26th January, is National Young Carer Awareness Day. I was, and still consider myself very much to be, a Young Carer. What is a Young Carer? A Young Carer is a young person (under the age of 18) who helps and cares for a relative which a disability or a mental health condition. … Continue reading The Snowglobe Effect
On 4th November, 2016, the High Court ruled that the Government (mostly Theresa May) actually had to run their Brexit plans past Parliament before they could evoke Article 50, and thus begin the process of actually leaving the UK. The scary close vote of 52-48% Leave meant that while some people grabbed the wine and … Continue reading Opinion: Supreme Court & Brexit
When I was about twelve, I had my first battle with depression. I was severely bullied, I was quiet and it manifested in stress migraines practically daily. It all stopped when I was moved to a different tutor group and found friends. When I was sixteen, I was overwhelmed. I was a young carer, I … Continue reading A cyclic war
Are the BBC including young carers in their diversity initiative or was it just a one off? Did BBC’s Doctor Who spin-off intend to highlight young carers and how being a young carer impacts them personally, or was it just a gimmick to portray sweet sixth former April as being more resilient than she lets … Continue reading BBC’s Class and Young Carers