The Colour Purple follows the life of Celie, a black woman who is born into poverty and slavery in 1930’s South America. She is raped repeatedly by her father and births two children as a result, then is separated from both them and her sister Nettie, when she is forced to marry and raise theContinue reading “The Colour Purple book review.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about the labels we give to ourselves and others, consequently letting it control how we live our lives. I’m sure a lot of men can relate to this notion but I think when you’re a woman, society has certain expectations of you, or thinks it has a certain ownership of you. I used to think as a younger girl that being feminine was a weakness, being seen to like “girly” things was not something I wanted. I put myself into a box where I told myself “okay you’re a feminist, you don’t like chick flicks or pink or love songs or makeup, or anything that is traditionally feminine.” I thought that to be a strong, independent woman I had to be edgy and aloof, I had to have a hardness about me. However I have learned over the years that there is so much strength in vulnerability, people who wear their hearts on their sleeves and are emotionally open are not weak, they are incredibly brave. I have now opened myself up to things like cooking, baking, listening to Taylor Swift in a bubble bath, I’ll even admit I love to clean and none of these things make me feel like less of a feminist any more. I used to think that women who sought out relationships and made a man their priority were weak, now I’m in a loving devoted relationship, we are equals, yet we have different strengths and weaknesses and I’ve never been happier. I feel I have left the restrictions I gave myself and realised I can be and enjoy anything I want, because being a woman is about having choices. We are all so different and our lives should reflect that, I personally don’t want children until later in life but some women might want children as soon as possible, there is no right or wrong. I think the message here is don’t let society trick you into thinking being feminine makes you weak and don’t let anybody put you in a box, especially you.
I feel like I’m going to struggle to articulate just how much I loved this book, but I’m going to try. The story follows a girl named Kaya (or “the marsh girl” as the townspeople like to call her) who is abandoned by her family and forced to raise herself in the marshlands of NorthContinue reading “Where The Crawdads Sing book review”
In honour of it just being world mental health day and because I am facing a lot of personal struggles at the moment, I wanted to share some of the things I have been going through. I want to do this for myself as I always feel a therapeutic release from writing down my feelings,Continue reading “Health anxiety and leaving a toxic relationship”
I knew I would love this book from the very first line “this is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. It might seem strange to start a story with and ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know itContinue reading “The Five People You Meet in Heaven: Book Review”
SCENE 5 – INT. EVENING. RESTAURANT. Cleo is sat at a table alone, she has on a dress that would prompt a “don’t give way the farm” remark from her mother. A waitress approaches her. WAITRESS You ready to order? CLEO No, not yet, I’m waiting for someone. WAITRESS Okay I’ll come back. CLEO (Aside)Continue reading “Back Burner – Part Two”
So based on the “My Strange Addiction” monologue I wrote about funerals I have been working on a new screenplay. Here are the first four scenes, hope you like it so far. SCENE 1 – INT. DAY. CHURCH. FUNERAL SERVICE. Cleo (late twenties) is sat on a church pew, she has stern yet pretty faceContinue reading “Back Burner – Part One”
So the first film chosen on the bucket list I made was Basic Instinct, the only thing I really knew about this film is the famous scene where Sharon Stone flashes her vagina at the detectives, so I went into it with a pretty open mind. The very first scene of the film shows aContinue reading “Basic Instinct (1992) film review”
So recently me and boyfriend decided to make a bucket list of films, we made a list of forty-three films that we have always wanted to watch and gave each one a random number. Every Saturday night we are going to pick a number between one and forty-three and watch whichever film comes up. IContinue reading “Film bucket list”
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