Spoken Word: Lost Generation | Slaves to Society

Isn’t it sad that we live in an era where girls care more about being an instagram model than being a role model.

Where young women and men want people to look at them instead of looking up to them.

Teenagers and even young adults are sharing pictures and memes with ‘relationship goals’ along with a picture of a couple smoking weed and playing videos games all day.

Hashtag #RelationshipGoals because this is what our children are aspiring to be. Guys want a ‘ride or die chick’ and girls want a big bootie.

Where are the posts about life goals. Career goals and integrity goals. How did my generation become so lost and so short of morals?

How can you inspire a generation that are so consumed by their phones and their playstations, they don’t even know how to communicate face to face.

But if they looked up for long enough they’d see that the world is a beautiful place.

Why are young kids more concerned with being cool than being clever, and why do we have to choose between being intelligent and being ‘attractive’. Why can’t we be both?

We have pointless TV shows and celebrities whose only claim to fame is in how they look and not their brains.

We live in an era where not even our reality TV shows are real.

Everyday we are being force fed what to think and what to feel.

Blinded by societies idea of what to wear and how to act. Spending money on stupid fads.

We have an entire generation that is being dumbed down because our media, corporations and TV would rather have a generation of obedient sheep that are too brainwashed to be able think on their feet.

We’re in the 21st century but we’re still slaves.
The only difference is we don’t have the chains.


Quitting my job was the best decision I ever made

About 6 weeks ago, I woke up and realised I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t where I wanted to be, so I quit my full time job and gave myself 2 weeks to find another one. I live on my own, and with overdue bills and a backlog of rent to pay, I knew it wouldn’t be easy and I’d be taking a risk.

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Life lessons. Wrong turn.

Just thinking back to when I was in Miami and I decided to brave the bus on my own. It got about half an hour into my journey until I realised I was going the wrong way. I was too embarrassed to get up in front of everyone so I sat for about an hour until there was no one else on the bus. It took me twice as long to get to where I needed to go because I put too much emphasis on what other people would think, rather than doing what was best for me. I learnt that sometimes it’s the things which we don’t say and don’t do, that have more of an impact than the things which we do. There’s no need to travel down a road that leads to a place you no longer want to go! It may be easier at the time to sit back and go with the flow, but every minute you spend doing things you don’t enjoy is another minute you are missing out on doing the things you love. It’s never too late to get off that bus, and it’s ok to need a little help or guidance along the way!! :’)


Gender stereotypes and why suicide is more prevalent among middle aged men.


Many people will be familiar with the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year.

With the most common being mixed anxiety  and depression, affecting around 1 in 10 people.

Less common knowledge is that statistically, men are around 4 times more likely to comitt suicide than women.

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Homeless social experiments. Experiments or exploitation?


Having seen many clips being shared of people filming themselves doing good deeds or giving food and money to the homeless, I cant help but wonder, if despite good intentions some of these social experiments are actually missing the point?  Continue reading


International Childhood Cancer Day 2015

As a childhood cancer survivor and the children’s champion of The Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance, I’ve written a poem in aid of International Childhood Cancer day. Sending love and support to all the children and their families, thinking of you always! Continue reading


Why I am against plus sized mannequins.

Over the past year or so there has been an increasing level of interest and media frenzy over the prospect of plus sized mannequins being used nationwide, across high street stores to represent women who are a size 16 and above.

Activists, campaigners and feminist groups have been vocal in getting their voices and their opinions heard. From protesting the London, Berlin and Australian fashion week, to starting online petitions slamming retailers for not including plus sized models in their shops. Continue reading