'The Handmaid's Tale' has had a recent surge in popularity, especially following the TV series and the parallels one is able to draw with real life. It has been said George Orwell would not know how to even address the state of affairs we find ourselves in in 2018. I imagined a scene from Atwood's … Continue reading The Commander
So often materialism is dismissed as superficial, shallow and often not worth talking about amongst the truly important issues going on in the world. And when you consider the famine in Yemen, the slaughters in Syria, and the reign of Trump, it can possibly be hard to argue that anxiously and excitedly waiting to see … Continue reading In Defence of the Materialist
So I am joining the conversation on a topic that has dominated the news and social media, and shook the most glamourous echelons of society. Kevin Spacey. Like so many others, this week I was immeasurably disappointed by the allegations made against Kevin Spacey, and how he himself challenged those accusations. Choosing to announce … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Kevin… (And Sexual Assault)
Emma Watson, Elizabeth Taylor, Emilia Clarke, Kate Middleton, Helen Mirren. Widely acknowledged as beautiful women, they all have more in common than just their celebrated beauty. They have all also been revered as an English Rose. From the majestic Helen Mirren through to our future Queen Kate, the ideal of the English Rose has remained … Continue reading The Changing Face of the English Rose
My name is Lara Isabella McLeod, and I am 21. I cried when I turned 20 because I was leaving my teenage years behind me, and thought it would mean there are no excuses for irrational behaviour and mistakes. While there may be no excuses, I continue to behave irrationally and make those same mistakes … Continue reading Hello..