Coffee Hour

The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

We spend a lot of time talking about creators during lockdown, about missing people and restricted freedoms during lockdown, but one thing that hasn’t been spoken about is what it's like to have a loved one in prison during this time. If you have a person in prison, it is already likely that you don't… Continue reading The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

Coffee Hour

And Overview of Mental Health in Isolation

As it is mental health awareness week now is probably a good time to assess the health of you and those around you. It’s not really possible to assume that everyone's mental health is deteriorating in isolation. But it would be naïve of us to think that there isn’t some toll being taken by isolation… Continue reading And Overview of Mental Health in Isolation

Coffee Hour

The 1/4 Life Crisis in Today’s Millennials

A lot of people shit on the validity of a 1/4 life crisis. 25-35-year-olds today are under an immense amount of pressure that the generations that came before them never had, and it is those generations that tend to shit on our problems. The older generations had life come at them in one of 2… Continue reading The 1/4 Life Crisis in Today’s Millennials

Tea Time

How to Have an Effective Cancel Culture

The last few weeks Instagram has become an ugly place to be, and I've tried to be on it as little as possible, to focus on myself, and not to absorb any more of its negativity.But last week, the internet showed its ass and displayed its cancelling power in full force as may British celebs… Continue reading How to Have an Effective Cancel Culture

For The Culture

To Infinity and Beyond: The Lasting Appeal of Disney

It can’t be a coincidence that the moment the world feels as far from safe as can possibly be, Disney has come out with a platform for us all to be able to look back on our childhood years and reminisce. And as much as Disney remains a platform for children, let's be honest, Disney… Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: The Lasting Appeal of Disney

Coffee Hour

Five Ways to Cope During Lockdown

Social media certainly gives the impression that we are all falling apart at the seams from isolation. And maybe that’s true, but for those who would rather that wasn’t the case, there a few simple and practical ways of ensuring that you don’t tumble down the rabbit hole during this quarantine. Timetabling and Making To-do… Continue reading Five Ways to Cope During Lockdown

Tea Time

Seeing Through The Smoke of Covid-19

I probably won’t be writing much in the way of Tea Time for a little while. As we can see, from the moment we switch on our televisions, scroll through social media, or look at the BBC News app, there is no news, so to speak of, except for that which pertains to COVID-19. Understandably,… Continue reading Seeing Through The Smoke of Covid-19

Book Talks, Uncategorized

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

Tea Time

The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Scrolling through the BBC website, I came across a news story labelled “why being gay in Russia is about “passion and love”: the secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.” The topic of the clip was LGBT human rights in Russia and probably came in response to Putin’s comments at a state… Continue reading The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Coffee Hour

Love is Not One-Dimensional

There is a trend on social media for denouncing any relationship that doesn’t follow the one man, one woman, all sun and roses formula, or simply does not conform to what society, movies and TV deem to be healthy relationships. Love, like anything else, is a personal matter that really should only involve the participants… Continue reading Love is Not One-Dimensional