beauty

Late October confidence: the Halloween debuts

Over the past few days, I've used Halloween almost as an excuse to channel my artistic impulses. Starting off slowly with make up, the next day being in full cosplay, a much more low-key cosplay a day later and continuing with make up thereafter. As today is Halloween, I have decided to share these looks… Continue reading Late October confidence: the Halloween debuts

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

disability, personal

For Hannah; A tribute, one year on.

A year and two days ago we lost the beautiful soul that is Hannah Baqar. Many of you may recognise her name- either from me mentioning her before or because she was the top Clara Oswald cosplayer and quite frankly the nicest person in the Doctor Who fandom. She was my first ever friend in… Continue reading For Hannah; A tribute, one year on.

Christmas, Foodie, personal, Uncategorized

Merry Christmas! Traditions and my day (the end of Blogmas 2016)

Hello to you all again, and a Merry Christmas! I hope yesterday was joyous for you, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or any other festival at this time of year. I once more apologise for my lack of consistency when it comes to blogmas. The end of term has been hectic and Christmas has been… Continue reading Merry Christmas! Traditions and my day (the end of Blogmas 2016)

mental health, Uncategorized

A week of positives.

So, the past week (or, it may be eight days…) has conjured up some pretty amazing experiences for me. Though some of the said 'positives' may seem small and irrelevant to the bigger picture which we call life, they have certainly had a significant impact on me, due to the things happening around me. I… Continue reading A week of positives.