Chester Bennington died on the 20th July 2017. He killed himself. He was 41 years old. Most of the responses to the news of his death have been outpourings of grief. Personal and emotional, heartbroken and collective. Grief in the social media age is never alone. Some have pointed the finger in various directions – at … More Strong on the surface: men & mental health
Is all this hard work really what I want? I suspect a lot of twenty-somethings have asked something similar at one time or another – at uni, in careerland, whilst scraping mould from the shower curtain. For example, it might be the question that pops into your head one Friday evening when you’ve had a … More Anything but Ordinary: twenty-something ambition explained with Disney
I’m no expert in public speaking but in prepping for the launch of Comms For Good, I had to persuade my brain that taking to the stage wouldn’t end in my imminent demise. SO here are the things that I found helped me. Maybe they’ll help you too. … More Public speaking won’t kill you (probably)
Women are under represented in digital technology occupations. It’s a given – a well-known, hardly news-worthy, fact. Marie Stafford described the situation in her article for Campaign: despite being avid users of tech, women are dramatically underrepresented in the industry. In the UK, only 17% of IT specialists are women compared to a quarter of … More Hack The Ceiling: How to close the gender gap in tech
Get shit done. As a mantra, I don’t imagine my granny would approve. But it’s seen me through deadlines, races, awkward meetings, breakups, and pretty much my entire twenty-something life. More thousands of words to write than hours in the day? Get shit done. No sleep, surviving on coffee, horrible “real-life” workload? Get shit done. Want to stay in … More A Cup Of Get Sh*t Done
A fear that teachers or colleagues will realise you have no real grasp on the work.
A snake of insecurity that means you can’t comprehend how you deserve to be part of a friendship circle.
A shiver of apprehension every time you have to present something because of a belief that your ideas or results can’t possibly be enough.
Or – as in my case – a cold, constant voice in the back of your head telling you that you are not really a writer, that you’ve been fooling everyone and one day they’ll turn on you because of it.
Oh yes, it’s time to talk Impostor Syndrome.
Culinary disaster, that’s me in a nutshell. Or at least it was. Until I hit my twenties, I was the sort of person who could burn soup. One time I tried to make a Moroccan chicken dish for a bunch of friends and my mum had to take over in order to save the house … More HelloFresh vs Gousto: A Fake Foodie Review
It’s that time of the year again. Everything tastes of change – the air, the breeze, the extra shot of espresso in the morning. There’s something about the shift through autumn into winter that puts the year in perspective. And as 2016 moves to its close, I figure it’s time to look back at everything that’s happened.
Prepare for some oversharing. And some cheese. And some gifs. As per. … More Ch-ch-ch-changes: 2016, the story of a quarter-life breakthrough
I am not trying to sell you a new job (although we are hiring if you’re awesome and want to work with me) but this blog does ask you to examine your idea of “careerism”. If you stop half way, you may suffer from the following symptoms: confusion, anxiety, nausea, uncontrollable weeping and intense itchiness of the feet. If you do experience any of these, don’t worry, it’ll pass once you get off your butt and change your stars. … More Writing, Fintech & Multipotential Lives
The way we react and talk about trauma has changed thanks to the rise of social media and 24-hr news cycles. Recently, we saw this following the massacre in Orlando, the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU Referendum more generally. All very different events. All followed by outpourings of grief, condolence, anger, support that went viral and … More On Silence & Speaking Up (Or Why Our Voices Matter)