In the last few weeks, I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries about powerful female figures, and it’s given me a lot to think about, what with the latest developments in US policy i.e. the so-called ‘heartbeat’ bill. Despite this being the inspiration (and I see nothing wrong with that) I like to try and
Author: Lavaanya Rekhi
Individuals in developed countries are increasingly living in a ‘smart’ technology reality. With Google Homes infiltrating each house and Bluetooth headphones eliminating our struggle against tangled wires, we are witnessing an increasingly intangible reality, where even some of the largest companies own no real assets (e.g. WeWork, Uber, Airbnb) and the absence of things that
The other day I watched a documentary called The True Cost on Netflix, and it’s made me take a hard look at the dialogue around me surrounding fashion. I hadn’t even taken a moment to realise how many YouTubers I subscribe to had haul videos, brandishing the money they spent and squealing with glee as they
This post can go in so many different directions I honestly struggled to pick an angle. From western colonialism to the male gaze to the Influencer world of social media, this prescriptive or subscriptive nature of our reality is everywhere. Before we delve into this topic, a few ground rules; by prescriptive, I mean the
What I’m about to write about has not come about from any specific aha-moment; no epiphanies were experienced in the making of this post. Instead, the matter of this post was a gradual movement, a subconscious recognition, spending a moment longer on that fleeting thought, than any others. Noticing that it had occurred to me
Something that has startled me in my young adult years is the concept that value isn’t timeless; it isn’t fixed, finite nor objectively true. The value one places in a certain object, person or even memory is constantly subject to every day movements; one’s mood, one’s activity and – by extension – one’s knowledge of
I want to preface this series, and post, by saying that I am extremely grateful that Diversity and Inclusiveness is increasingly being brought to the forefront of today’s conversations, concerns and people’s agendas. I am proud that I get to be a part of this movement, and in doing so learn things about society and
The English language is filled to the brim, permeated in every dimension with colourful metaphors that emphasize a weightlessness, lack of substance. From being swept away by a surprise kiss, a dazzling array of displays or a tantalizing taste, to being brought back down to earth, feeling light as a feather, and so on.
Everyone has a view. Everyone has their three pennies, their ‘truth’, their bubble. Statistics and collective data do not equate to truth. Numbers and calculations do not depict reality. Publications and press releases do not uncover all that is unrevealed.
Think of the faint, dancing flow of a burning candle, the sparkly, iridescent quality of fairy lights or the stark, sophisticated display of house lighting; regardless of its form, light is a fundamental part of our lives. And yet, so many live without it.