Tag Archive: society

December 2, 2015 - Written by:

My First Thanksgiving: A Missed Train, a Cold Slice of Pizza and Man Named John


This year, I experienced my very first Thanksgiving. But I wasn’t in America. I wasn’t even in London. Here’s what happened. I was in Birmingham for the first time with work. On the way back, I ended up missing my train, so I walked to Birmingham New Street station to see if I could catch another. I walked through the brightly-lit... Read the rest of this post...


June 3, 2015 - Written by:

‘What Shade of Brown Are You?’ and Other Questions I Wish People Would Just Ask!

Mean Girls Why Are You White?

I’ve got a weird name, haven’t I? Don’t worry, it’s okay to think it – it’s quite funny. But that’s because I’m a rare type of Asian known as Parsi. I love my unusual heritage. It makes me feel special. I also like it that people want to know what it is, even if it means taking ten minutes of... 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...


May 14, 2015 - Written by:

The Age of the Selfie: Are We Losing Our ‘Selves’?


Selfies have been around quite a while now. Love them or loathe them it looks like they’re here to stay. When you really think about it, taking a picture of yourself is a bit weird, right? I’m definitely guilty of taking the odd selfie, but I couldn’t imagine constantly uploading new ones to social media – it would be exhausting!... Read the rest of this post...


March 4, 2015 - Written by:

On Being a Female Traveler in India


I recently spent a month travelling around India. A month driving 3000 miles on roads that could hardly count as a dirt track, let alone something that was driveable in a vintage car older than my 26 years. But although the roads were life threatening and terrifying, that wasn’t our main concern. Being three white women travelling through the arse-end... Read the rest of this post...


February 23, 2015 - Written by:

I’m Sorry You Rode Into Me. Asshole.

sex and the city

The other day I was walking along the street on my way to the station in broad daylight when suddenly, from out of nowhere, this geezer on a bicycle rides INTO ME. Stop right there. Already this statement has flagged two components that, quite frankly, piss me off: rude people and cyclists. Okay it wasn’t quite a head on collision but... Read the rest of this post...


September 16, 2014 - Written by:

‘A Selfless Good Deed’ – Is There Such a Thing?


In biology we learn that evolution caused the human race to change and develop through continuous cycles of natural selection over successive generations. This then meant that in order to survive we had to compete against each other. Those who had the better genes, traits and behaviours evolved and soon new species began to form. I’m no philosopher or scientist,... Read the rest of this post...