disability, film, tv, and music, Uncategorized

Rare disease talks in mainstream media (BBC Casualty and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

Rare diseases. They're called 'rare' for a reason, and not usually talked about much, apart from on said awareness days or weeks where people care for the most minuscule of moments. One thing that will always resonate with me was an experience I had in my last year of sixth form. I remember, one day… Continue reading Rare disease talks in mainstream media (BBC Casualty and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

film, tv, and music

Happy Moanaversary!

Hello, hello, hello and a huge welcome to blogmas day 2! Today's blogmas will be pretty film-centric since today is a very special day... Happy Moanaversary! That's right, it's been a whole whopping year since Moana was released in the UK and I feel pretty blessed that it exists. Pre-moana days I was a huge… Continue reading Happy Moanaversary!

feminism, film, tv, and music, LGBT

The 13th Doctor

I was actually planning on writing up a post detailing my opinions on the bookies' new Doctor's bets, but what with work and moving house, i've been a little too tired and time consumed to sit down and even think before now. What I can say is, before the bets were even announced, I said… Continue reading The 13th Doctor

film, tv, and music, LGBT, literature, politics

Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

As the last episode of Series One of Channel 4's 'Ackley Bridge' airs tonight, I feel this is a key post to be sharing. Ackley Bridge has been wonderful for representation; BAME characters, LGBT issues, different cultures, and combining all, showing cultural and religious attitudes towards different issues. Nasreen's character has been vital in portraying… Continue reading Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

film, tv, and music, mental health

Chilling To The Bone; A reaction to Netflix’s new film’s trailer.

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS POST IS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS AND THEREFORE DISCUSSES HABITS, TRIGGERS FOR EDS AND WEIGHT. I'm writing this post as I've found my thoughts of the new film commissioned by Netflix rather difficult to convey in just 140 characters. It's difficult to present a balanced argument when you post something strongly leaning one… Continue reading Chilling To The Bone; A reaction to Netflix’s new film’s trailer.