My Undergraduate Awards 2018 Speech

ICYMI: in mid-November I went back to Dublin to speak at The Undergraduate Awards as an alumna. This short post is about my talk, its outcome and what it means to me. … More My Undergraduate Awards 2018 Speech

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Life as a young female academic

You mostly know me/follow me for my butt-naked antics, but there is another not-so-secret part of my life that inspires me, challenges me and makes me angry everyday. I’m a PhD student, a researcher and a visiting lecturer, and I’ve had a pretty intense autumn of criminology teaching and public speaking. So if you’re wondering … More Life as a young female academic

Briefs: Close Encounters at Leicester Square Christmas

Feeling like you are bloody tired of our world? Trust me, I’ve been there. Which is why I’ve nursed my Earth escapism with a visit to Briefs: Close Encounters, the most dragtastic boylesque show you NEED in your life right now. It’s at Leicester Square Christmas’ Spiegeltent, and here’s why you have to go. Now. … More Briefs: Close Encounters at Leicester Square Christmas

Dancing With Depression: Performing And Not Feeling It

The different directions my life is going into mean that I find myself in the fortunate – or, sometimes, unfortunate – position of performing very often. Although I’m very grateful for my dancing, work and presenting commitments, as someone suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD I often find myself struggling with the idea of being … More Dancing With Depression: Performing And Not Feeling It

The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Sydney

ICYMI, I spent a year and a half of my life in Sydney, Australia. I’m very happy to have moved back to London and to Europe, where my friends, family and heart are, but my time in Sydney was fun, transformative and filled with events, beautiful landscapes, amazing food… and let’s not forget, it’s the … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide To Sydney

Being Unapologetic

This week I’ve decided to do that very emo thing where I promote being unapologetic about yourself and your weirdness, whether it’s about your social media, your dating life, your awkwardness, or whatever it is that makes you you. I realise this sounds like the inspirational bullshit you repost on Instagram, or pin on Pinterest, but this … More Being Unapologetic

How To Instagram Without A Boyfriend

Many of you have asked me: “Who takes your pictures?” Not because they’re particularly good, but because you probably know I’m a serial solo traveller and that I’m VERY single. So can you still Instagram without an Instagram boyfriend/girlfriend – ergo, if you’re single AF? I say you can. Here’s my semi-serious guide to Instagramming … More How To Instagram Without A Boyfriend

The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

I thought it would have been a while before I got back to the States after my 2014 solo Couchsurfing trip. Little did I know that good old academia would take me back to my second stop in my 2014 wild tour, Washington DC, the cradle of American power (even if the Orange twat is … More The Pole Dancer’s Guide to Washington DC

An Italian girl’s guide to what food you should eat in Naples

Italy is famous for its yummy food, and Campania – the region that is home to Naples and the Amalfi Coast – surely helped to build up Italy’s reputation as a foodie country. But there’s more to Naples than its pizza, the heavenly dish created here in the 19th Century. Here’s the Italian’s guide to … More An Italian girl’s guide to what food you should eat in Naples

Floating therapy at The Floatworks

I read somewhere that floating therapy was all the rage to combat stress and anxiety, so I floated for an hour at The Floatworks in Vauxhall. Here’s what I thought about it. My mental health If you follow my blog you probably know I have anxiety, depression, PTSD and that I’m a cocktail of egomania and … More Floating therapy at The Floatworks