I appear to be accidentally on trend. I still own a skirt from 1999…

I can't quite get my head around the 'fast fashion' business. I'm certainly no saint, but my wardrobe is a constantly changing (fairly) ethical hive of patterns and styles, with a few well-loved pieces from 1990s TopShop spending sprees thrown in. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Of course, I do occasionally stock … Continue reading I appear to be accidentally on trend. I still own a skirt from 1999…

It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show

The public’s health and societal problems are increasingly being used as bait to rake in the viewers. Why isn’t the media doing more to remove shows that carry mental health risks? Here's my latest piece for the Independent which came in light of the tragic news that a participant from the Jeremy Kyle Show died … Continue reading It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show

Lived experience of mental health problems is an asset – not a liability

Does having a mental health problem make you less qualified for a job? Of course not. But sadly, some people still hold this belief. When I was working for Time to Change over the summer last year, I interviewed so many people who had experienced bullying and discrimination as a result of disclosing their mental … Continue reading Lived experience of mental health problems is an asset – not a liability

Brexit places British panto tradition on a global stage

Parliament Panto is being broadcast live to the world in a bid to promote 'British-ness' as the Brexit countdown ticks on. Embracing all the traditional British pantomime elements, Parliament Panto has delighted international viewers around the world. However, UK audiences have been protesting in outrage and reviewers quick to criticise. Theatre critic, Linus Blowhorn said: … Continue reading Brexit places British panto tradition on a global stage