The Hormone Diaries Part Five: My First Smear Test

I have finally hit that age that many women in the UK dread, where I was called up for my first smear test. Many women can be really anxious before their cervical screening, as it can be seen as an invasive and painful procedure that you always hear horror stories about. Well, today I’m here to be totally honest and open with you about my first smear test experience, and hopefully give you a little bit more information about why cervical screenings are so vitally important. 

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The Hormone Diaries Part Four: Let’s Talk About Consent

Over the last year or two, we’ve been having plenty of public discussions around consent: from the revelations of the #MeToo movement, which have highlighted just how much work there is still to do, to campaigns pushing for better consent education as part of Sex Education at school, you’d expect most people to be more aware of the importance of consent in sexual interactions. However, recent cases at criminal trials and general discussions surrounding consent online and in the media shows that the topic is still misunderstood amongst young people and adults.

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How To Balance Blogging and Working Full-Time

When I first started my blog, I was a full-time university student in my final year of studying. I was doing a media related degree, balancing the stress of revision and my dissertation with getting back into my enjoyment for writing. Ever since, I have been balancing blogging with the rest of my life and have learnt a lot along the way. So today, I wanted to share with you my top tips on running a blog whilst working full-time without going completely insane (it’s possible, I promise!)

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The Mystery Blogger Award

What’s this? An extra post? Aren’t you lucky! Come on in to learn a little bit more about me and see which of my favourite bloggers I have nominated to take part!

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My Thoughts On Diet Culture

Nobody should be made to feel like their weight or their size is more important than their health and happiness. Our generation in particular has become obsessed with our bodies and how we look, especially in comparison to others. Of course, social media plays a huge part in this. We are driven by the likes, shares and follows on social media, and subconsciously use this as a measure of worthiness. Everywhere we go and every type of media we consume is pushing an “ideal” that is largely un-achievable or unhealthy for the majority of the population.

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