Bookshop of the Week: Red Lion Books, Colchester

Nestled in Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester is Red Lion Books – an independent bookshop in the heart of the high street. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the school run and shoppers, Red Lion books provide the town with not only books but is a significant community hotspot. Although Colchester is known for its […]Read More

Bookshop of the Week: Treasure Chest Books, Felixstowe

As the nation turns to reading to escape the uncertainty and stresses of living through a global pandemic, the multinational giant, Amazon, has seen a boom in sales. Ordering books at the click of a button and having them delivered to your doorstep has never been so easy. However, the culmination of the first lockdown, […]Read More

We Need to Talk About Adult Acne

As soon as I hit my 20s, my skin erupted in an angry mess of red spots around my chin and cheek area. But throughout my teenage years, I never had a problem, so this sudden occurrence of acne was mind-boggling. Before it happened, I didn’t even know it was a thing. If lockdown gave […]Read More

5 Things I’ve Learnt Since Having The Coil

I first started learning about the possible negative side affects from the contraceptive pill, not from my doctor, but from various Facebook groups online. Girls were posting their concerns about the pill’s impact on their mental health, many of them citing an increasing feeling of being depressed, not having enough energy, and loosing their libido. […]Read More

Poem of the Week: Colour Blind // Lemn Sissay

If you can see the sepia in the sunShades of grey in fading streetsThe radiating bloodshot in a child’s eyeThe dark stains on her linen sheets If you can see oil separate on waterThe turquoise of leaves on treesThe reddened flush of your lover’s cheeksThe violet peace of calmed seas If you can see the […]Read More