Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

Book Club Review (No Spoilers)  This story is set in the 50s-70s in North Carolina. It follows the life of Kya, a girl who grows up alone in a marsh and develops an exceptional interest in the animals and plants that make up her home. It is a coming-of-age / murder mystery story. If you’ve … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

Boundaries: The Separation Between my Personal and Professional Life

Repeat after me: my life shall not become my job. My life shall not... I’m part of the marketing team and, almost a year in, I’m having to get stricter with my brain and the background processing it is constantly doing. For a good length of time, I synchronised my brain switching off with my … Continue reading Boundaries: The Separation Between my Personal and Professional Life

Be Your Authentic Self! 

I spent a number of years being cripplingly shy. I think this is disappointing for others to not be able to develop a rapport with you deeper than surface level and it made me feel awkward and embarrassed.   (Out-of-focus person covering face with hands.) I used to get on and do extracurricular clubs but I … Continue reading Be Your Authentic Self! 

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club 

A Book Review (No Spoilers)  It’s 200 years post-Cinderella and Prince Charming. Teenage girls are now expected to attend an annual Royal ball where men will choose their wife based on the girl’s finery. If you are not chosen, then you ‘disappear’. The story follows Black teenage girl Sophia, who would rather marry her best … Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club 

Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

A Pair of Book Reviews It’s Not About the Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan A Book Review My number one takeaway from this book was, ‘I have no right to enforce my opinion, based on speculation, onto a group of people who I don’t identify as’. In a world full of misrepresentation and mis- or … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

You Don’t Have to Live Outside the Box to be Happy

Why I love my office job I have noticed – on social media and in conversation with people – a considerable pressure to live the most exciting and unconventional life you can. For a little while now, chasing experiences and being able to recount stories of everything out-of-the-box you have ever done seem to be … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Live Outside the Box to be Happy