feminism, LGBT, politics, Uncategorized

Happy International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day is about celebrating ALL women. If you don’t include trans women, disabled women, BAME women, sex workers, immigrant women and any intersection of self-identifying women/non-binary or fluid folx in your celebrations, that is NOT celebrating women. https://twitter.com/laurbethany/status/971691991905067008?s=21 Today, I want to thank ALL the women in my life. Whether they’ve given… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

lifestyle, personal, Uncategorized

To the future

Exciting times are ahead of us. Today something huge has changed on this blog I perceive as my pride and joy.... Here at Stories Can Make Us Fly, we are no longer a .wordpress site!!! Though I have kept my site on wordpress as I personally do love the layout and find it extremely easy… Continue reading To the future

mental health, politics, Uncategorized

The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

Mental Health. An aspect of health slowly being spoken about more and more (thank goodness). We truly are getting somewhere with the stigma around mental health, but that seems to exclude many aspects of mental health. Although there still a huge stigma around them, people are gradually understanding depression, anxiety, even suicide, but there's one… Continue reading The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

mental health, Uncategorized

Self Affirmations for the New Year

A wonderfully huge hello to you and Happy New Year! How was your 2017? Quite frankly, mine wasn't great, but I did have some amazing opportunities (I didn't do a reflection post as I did that for my 19th birthday in just November- so not at all long ago). I want 2018 to be okay.… Continue reading Self Affirmations for the New Year

beauty, Christmas, Foodie, mental health, Uncategorized

Christmas 2017 for me: everything from veganism to working in retail

Gosh. Christmas is over. It's been a chaotic blur of working, sleeping, many cups of coffee and spending unrealistic amounts on my loved ones. But so what? It's Christmas! The New Year is heading our way and it won't be long until retailers stock up on their next occasion's merchandise (Valentines comes to mind). Time… Continue reading Christmas 2017 for me: everything from veganism to working in retail

lifestyle, Travel

Travelling light, travelling right.

By travelling light, I do not mean bagless. Heck, I am the worst at packing and if you saw my lugging my bags around, you'd think I was trying to move in. By 'light', I mean freely. Without condition. Spontaneously. I've always loved travel, but recently my etching for it has rocketed. I love to… Continue reading Travelling light, travelling right.

beauty, fashion, Foodie, Goals, mental health, personal, Uncategorized

Becoming YOU: Goals and happiness in yourself

The past few weeks, I have been pushing myself beyond limits and heading towards goals I never thought would come true. After quite possibly the worst month in human history, I had to get myself in gear and go forward. This has been a mix of little things and huge steps for me, but really… Continue reading Becoming YOU: Goals and happiness in yourself

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