All posts tagged stereotypes

She-Ra! She’s progressive! She’s… kinda boring looking.

The current She-Ra redesign fiasco has opened several problematic discussions within the animation community. Even if you don’t give two hoots about comics and cartoons, understanding trends in consumer interaction […]

Bald issues and in-betweens

I was rinsing my hair using Johnson’s baby shampoo, partly because I forgot to go to Superdrug, but also because I’m desperately trying to defrizz my crazy hair that doesn’t […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – This Year’s Theme and Why the Issue Shouldn’t Only Be on Our Lips for Seven Days

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and in its 17th year the charity and organiser, the Mental Health Foundation, has focused on stress and how we’re coping. They surveyed […]

Does Queen Mary’s History Department Stifle Dissertation Creativity?

For many of us, the culmination of our time at university is the writing of our dissertations. Everything builds up to it. Although the prospect of spending a gruelling amount […]

The SU’s ‘Study Well’ Initiatives – Genuine Support or Not Addressing the Real Issues?

In the last couple of weeks, the SU has put on its annual ‘Study Well’ program. This has involved a miniature petting zoo, free fruit, Study Well notepads and bottles, […]

Memes Help Me Laugh at the Fact My Birth is a Curse and My Existence is a Prison

In the last few years, memes have suddenly become a major part of our culture’s comedic mediums; our social media is bombarded with them. There are funny ones, freaky ones […]

Are We an Anxious Generation? I Now Depend on Satirical Anxiety Memes to Get Me Through the Day

So, as far as I know, I’m a Millennial. I come under the age bracket which ranges, roughly, from those born in the mid-eighties, to just before the millennium and […]

Interviews Make My Nerves Emerge Like a Hydra

As I type this article on the Tube, I am pretty sure I just had the worst interview of my life. A month or so ago, I applied to do […]

Bereavement: Nothing Can Prepare You For That Feeling of Loss

When someone close dies, it’s awful. Even if you’ve known for some time that the end was approaching, nothing fully prepares you for the actual reality of it happening. Yes, […]