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The Concept of a ‘Hot Girl Summer’ is Less About Sex, and More About Self-discovery

Why having at Least One 'Hot Girl' Summer is Vital for Millennial Women The concept of 'The hot girl' came about in 2019 after the release of the song 'Hot Girls Summer' by American rapper Megan Thee Stallion featuring fellow American rapper Nicki Minaj and American singer Ty Dolla Sign. Why the summer? Because the… Continue reading The Concept of a ‘Hot Girl Summer’ is Less About Sex, and More About Self-discovery

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Spinning Silver: A Review

Spinning Silver is a new adults fantasy fiction book about two young women who, through circumstances out of their control, are drawn together into the fantastical warring ambitions of their husbands. Fantasy with a hint of romance is my genre. To this day, the Winter Night series by Katherine Arden is my favourite book series,… Continue reading Spinning Silver: A Review

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Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

I read Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism a few weeks ago, just as something to do. But I must say I was very impressed, particularly as it helped me to contextualise some of the issues in the current social media climate regarding female sexuality and social media algorithms. But first a little about the book itself.… Continue reading Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

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Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Sci-fi and dystopian and fantasy fiction has always been the medium for rebellion. We’ve seen it with The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's tale. This genre often manages to tackle human rights issues better than social commentary, or literary Fiction, who usually discuss it rather than tackles. The symbolism that sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy fiction… Continue reading Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

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The Familiars: A Review

The story Stacy Halls weaves is about a young woman who defends herself, her unborn child, and her closest friend from the political intrigue and injustice of King James the I’s England. In a regime that sets out to hunt down and kill women, this young woman forges her own life and, life long connections,… Continue reading The Familiars: A Review

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The Toy Makers: A Review

Rating: 4/5 Spoiler-free Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Cathy Wray shows up in London the November before Christmas to answer a job advert she discovered in the paper for the famed Toy Emporium at Iron Dukes Mews in London 1906. When she arrives, she finds herself busy with making every Christmas toy special for the little ones that… Continue reading The Toy Makers: A Review