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January 24, 2017 - Written by:

Behind the Lens: My 10 Minutes with Prince William



Words by Samia Meah I was five when my father died and we lost everything. I know everyone says that, but he really was. Up to that point he had been our family’s sole-breadwinner, our cook and cleaner. We struggled to cope without him and things at home quickly deteriorated. Soon after his death, I became a victim of abuse... Read the rest of this post...


April 15, 2016 - Written by:

The 5 Stages of Accepting and Learning from Criticism


Last summer I made a somewhat daring decision. I’d almost come to the end of my BA in English Literature and I was starting to think about what I might want to do next. Although lots of very sensible options came to mind, I couldn’t stop thinking about my writing, and how little I’d felt I’d achieved with it over... Read the rest of this post...


March 18, 2016 - Written by:

Perfect Song: Interview with Indie Filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke

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At aliljoy we believe in the power of creativity and the importance of supporting artists who challenge perceptions and find beauty through narrative and visual art. We invited indie filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke to share why they feel art matters, on female characters and the inspiration behind their forthcoming short film Perfect Song.  (Andreas Kranzler) (Ian Locke) Could you... Read the rest of this post...


December 21, 2015 - Written by:

On Why It’s Never Too Late to Dream Again


This time of year always has me thinking about dreams and goal-setting for the New Year. But what people don’t talk about so much is the importance of picking yourself up after a dream has shattered, and, when that happens, having the courage to dream again. If the loss of a dream has crushed you in the past, this is... Read the rest of this post...


October 8, 2015 - Written by:

The Under-Experienced Over-Qualified Twenty-Something-Year-Old

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Having to do job applications when you’re on the first day of your period should be illegal. In an un-written rule sense. A universal understanding that it’s actually better for everyone if you make a soft nest, swathed in pug puppies and furry cats, hot-water bottles, slouchy clothes and an all-day run of the Gilmore Girls. (Image via) Alas, I... Read the rest of this post...


September 28, 2015 - Written by:

15 Tips to Get Published Online


Writing is a journey. For the past three years, I have been lucky enough to work with an awesome team of writers and editors as well as contribute to some great websites. Along the way I have made plenty of cock-ups, learnt lots of lessons and sharpened up my skill set. I decided to write down a list of some of... Read the rest of this post...


June 25, 2015 - Written by:

My First Year at Uni: The Good and the Bad!

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I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was worrying about going uni and drowning in my thoughts of whether I would fit in or not, whilst dealing with all the UCAS and student finance things. Which all ends I promise you. I know the student finance thing sounds long and tedious but it will be sorted and that’s when... Read the rest of this post...


May 20, 2015 - Written by:

CAREER: What Does Success ‘LOOK’ Like?


I have been thinking recently about how easy it is to determine if someone is successful based on how they ‘look’ on their public profiles. When I use the term ‘look’ I am referring to not only their face, but also how they portray themselves on social media platforms, which is a HUGE thing nowadays. I want to scratch your brain on a few things... Read the rest of this post...