Recently, there has been a busy conversation going on, concerning the roles/characters that actors should be allowed to play. The first discussion that was brought to my attention was on Twitter last year when Cate Blanchett's defended her position in playing the roles of a lesbian in 'Carol' (2015). Her comments received significant controversy with… Continue reading Should actors be limited in the roles they are allowed to play?
During the summer, I took part in a three-week pain rehabilitation course under the NHS. I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to go on this programme, after being referred at the age of 18, to help me as I transitioned into an adult. I was apprehensive and nervous at the experience, however,… Continue reading Pain Rehabilitation: pacing, karaoke and fight or flight
If I could count the number of times a stranger, friend or family member, have told me how lucky I am to have curly hair, I could undoubtedly write a book. People will admire and compliment how beautiful and natural it is – which is very much appreciated don’t get me wrong – however, what… Continue reading Embracing curly hair
Like millions of other people, music is a huge part of my life. Everyday I'm listening to the charts and following what's popular, however, I love to find old music, unique songs and artists whenever I can. My taste in music stretches across almost every genre; I will give everything a chance and love to… Continue reading Artists that I think deserve more recognition
'I can't wait for the summer' 'I wish it was hot' Where is the sun?' I hear these phrases in England all year round; every single day throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring as the rain drenches us and our noses turn red in the bitter cold. Each year our wishes are briefly met, the sun comes… Continue reading Defeated by the heat