The Thing About The Little Things

Those who know me well know that I’m a huge softie with a fairly fragile heart. Even those who don’t know me very well have probably seen me cry in the middle of the street. God knows how many times my mom has told me that I have to stop letting every little thing haveContinue reading “The Thing About The Little Things”

The Fantasy of The Female Gaze

Photo by Chloe Sheppard Unlike music gatekeepers, I don’t believe TikTok has “ruined” any songs for me. A very important exception is Portishead’s Glory Box though. I am not going to pretend I have known that song for a really long time; the first time I heard it was on an American Horror Story episodeContinue reading “The Fantasy of The Female Gaze”

Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale

Credit for the images in the article goes to Shedworks. It is a fresh new year for Writer’s Block with a wholly new board, and so it truly is a new beginning for us all. As we are finding our feet and discovering how we will work as a team, how to meet the expectationsContinue reading “Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale”

Our Halloween Recommendations

Have you noticed that the door to your apartment has suddenly developed a creak? No? What about the dusty cobwebs hiding in every nook and cranny of your flat? Surely, you felt the cold gusts of wind blowing through the curtains despite the fact that you just closed the window? Yes, all the signs areContinue reading “Our Halloween Recommendations”

Why My Favourite Classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, Turns Out to be Racist

            Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that deals with the inequality, prejudice and ignorance that black people faced in the South in the 1930s. It’s widely been regarded as an exemplary anti-racist text; however, the contrary is true, as is shown by recent criticism. I will hereby analyze how, by taking onContinue reading “Why My Favourite Classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, Turns Out to be Racist”

Taking a break

Living in the burn-out era is not easy. Millennials and gen Z-s either overwork themselves, are exploited or just can’t cope with the transition to adult life. Burn-out is a condition that appears as a reaction to long-term stress, primarily from overworking oneself at school or in the workplace. Symptoms of burnout include psychological orContinue reading “Taking a break”

Lady Macbeth Is Not Evil; You Guys Are Just Sexist

A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Look into One of Literature’s Most (In)famous Women Focusing on the character of Lady Macbeth provides an in-depth analysis of how Shakespeare uses the limitations of traditional gender roles to create conflict within Macbeth (1606). The murder of King Duncan serves as a turning point for the play: prior to thisContinue reading “Lady Macbeth Is Not Evil; You Guys Are Just Sexist”

Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR

Since May 21st, 2021, my little corner of the internet has been dominated by love for one 18yr old: Olivia Rodrigo. If you are not on my corner of the internet, let me explain: Olivia is an actress, known for starring in Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series since 2019, which, despite itsContinue reading “Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR”