Christmas Shoot and Goodbye 2k18

I can honestly say 2018 exceeded my expectations, but now I’m tired and I need a holiday. I will use this post to round up things I loved about this year and this year’s struggles… but really just to share my shiny new Christmas pictures I took at home with @zzeroid.  2018 Achievements – Writing … More Christmas Shoot and Goodbye 2k18

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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

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

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

5 underwear brands that make great polewear

Following on from the success of my post on the bikini/polewear brands, here’s another post about underwear brands you can turn into polewear, because summer’s over and bikinis are sadly not a thing. FML. Disclaimer Once again, this will work if you have small to medium-sized boobs. Pole mates who were blessed by nature with … More 5 underwear brands that make great polewear

Q&A with the East London Strippers Collective

One of my first nights out when I moved back to London was an East London Strippers Collective party. Since then (September 2017), the ELSC have become – if possible – even more vocal about strippers and sex workers’ rights, raising their profile all over the UK. In this interview, ELSC founder Stacey Clare talks … More Q&A with the East London Strippers Collective

Blogging for beginners: tips from a veteran (ish) blogger

In the past few years I’ve been to/spoken at many events where I explained how I became a blogger. I’ve also had loads of coffees and drinks with people who wanted to ask me how I got started. So since my body can only handle so many events, caffeine or alcohol, I’ve decided to write … More Blogging for beginners: tips from a veteran (ish) blogger

What do the Asia Argento allegations mean for #metoo?

It was recently revealed that Asia Argento, one of the main voices of the #metoo movement against sexual abuse, has paid an actor she allegedly abused of when he was a minor. As someone who’s written a novel about domestic violence and sexual abuse, a survivor, a feminist and someone who generally struggles to shut … More What do the Asia Argento allegations mean for #metoo?