PhD writing retreat at Monkton Wyld Court

I often talk about my pole or personal life on this blog, but not often enough about being an academic. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a (university-funded) PhD writing retreat at the gorgeous Monkton Wyld Court in Dorset, so I’m taking it as an opportunity to spam you … More PhD writing retreat at Monkton Wyld Court

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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