By Poppy Willis Long before J.K. Rowling was accused of transphobia in a 2020 Twitter storm, there was ample evidence to suggest she was always problematic, and the Harry Potter books aren’t exempt from coding her questionable values. But when you love a book, and indeed an entire story world, it’s easy to overlook certain … Continue reading Navigating the Trials and Tribulations of Being a Harry Potter Fan
By Charlotte Armstrong Sifting through Facebook’s ads is no longer like mining for gold, but rather finding yourself at a buffet being served things you never said you liked or wanted, and now your plate is suddenly overflowing. Like most bad ideas, it started late at night. Scrolling absently through my Facebook feed, I … Continue reading The Soft Toy Scam: A Facebook Fraud?
As millennials, we have been accused of killing many an industry (from department stores to door bells) and while most of this is unfounded or exaggerated, we certainly seem to have lost the art of – if not killed – hobbies. We don’t have hobbies anymore, we have side hustles.
‘Abbu, I saw a counsellor today,’ I said, clutching the corner of the kitchen counter top. I waited for my dad’s response, feeling a little too hopeful. How could I think telling my dad I was having mental health issues would evoke the sensitivity I deserve? It was nothing against him personally, he is my … Continue reading Unmuting Mental Health: Breaking the Taboo at Home
‘Millennial’ has turned into a bit of a dirty word. Depending on who you ask, the millennial generation can include people born from the late 70s to the early 2000s. Colloquially, though, ‘millennial’ tends to be used as a catch-all term for young people, like myself, who are edging into adulthood. And it’s a word … Continue reading The Millennials Project: The M Word