Book Review: Heroes // Stephen Fry

As a child, I listened to retellings of the Ancient Greek myths on my cassette player over and over again. When I was a few years older, I was hooked on the Percy Jackson audiobooks. This year, I purchased the audiobook of Stephen Fry’s Mythos, which tells the stories of the Greek gods, to listen […]Read More

The Books on My Christmas List

Getting lost in stories, learning about new topics or people and discovering new perspectives are some of my favourite past-times. And what better way to do that than reading new books? Unsurprisingly, there are quite a lot of books on my Christmas wish list this year. Some of them are there to challenge me, some […]Read More

Instagram, Feminism and Me

Feminism used to be an abstract, foreign concept to me. Something radical. I felt like I didn’t need feminism, that it didn’t affect me or my life. Turns out I just didn’t know what it was really about and therefore couldn’t recognise sexism, misogyny and the patriarchy in my everyday life. Sure, I knew of […]Read More

Celebrating Black Authors: One Book a Day

Just a few months ago, Black Lives Matter content was everywhere. Educational materials, book recommendations, donations, media attention, commitments to anti-racism. That energy sadly seems to have dissipated, even though systemic racism is still very much prevalent in our society. To commemorate Black History Month, to draw attention to it and make sure I keep […]Read More

Dealing With Grief At University

My two remaining grandparents both passed away during my final year of university. My granddad at the very start, in October, my grandma at the very end, in June. It was the first time in my adult life that I really experienced loss. It was a shock to my system. My family lives in Germany, […]Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Should Not Be the End of

Waking up to the news that supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away certainly did not make for a great start to the weekend. The flood of despair, sadness, frustration, and panic that followed on Twitter also did not help. Undoubtedly, her death is incredibly sad. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an icon of […]Read More

Book Review: Swing Time // Zadie Smith

Luckily, my mum has always demanded I read books that open my mind to new perspectives, that pique my interest in history, politics and culture from around the world. Thus, this meant that when the book lists relating to Black Lives Matter circulated, I had read the majority of them already. But, of course, there […]Read More