A conversation on the immigrant mentality, the arts & truth

As someone who was brought up in a household where the Arts were not regarded as a legitimate career path, and yet also being someone who feels the Arts are a vital component of her life, the UK Government’s recent cyber campaign hit me at an odd angle. I’d be lying if I said my…

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Attention, Autonomy and Agency: The New Commodities

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…

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Prescription or Subscription: Do we determine our realities or are they defined for us?

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…

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Structural Impediments and Stilettos

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.

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Fashionably Fat

Increasingly celebrities and other popular social media figures are ripping off curtains of fictitious beauty. From Alicia Keys wearing absolutely no make up to one of the most filmed moments in the history of the pop culture stratosphere (i.e. walking the red carpet), to Dove’s campaign for Real Beauty, we as an online society are…

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Introduction

Humans have this fascinating ability to wholeheartedly believe in things that make little to no intuitive sense. From humans of varying skin tones to humans of different genders, we as a species have convinced ourselves that difference means wrong. We’ve been socialized into looking at conformity and the notion of ”normal” synonymously, as if recurring…

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