All posts tagged understanding

How Well Can We Truly Know Someone?

A line from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities reads: ‘[it is] a wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret […]

Menopause: why greater knowledge & understanding is needed

Recently, I watched an episode of Inside Out London which included an item about menopause. It showed a group of women talking about their varied experiences of menopause and how they tried […]

‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

Personal Platform: The Tree of Knowledge.

The brain is like a flower, It needs to be watered to grow in power, Like a flower craves food and sunlight, The brain needs similar nourishing in its plight, […]

Personal Platform: ‘Lines on Maps’.

Consider the history of the world Imagine how things would be if it didn’t matter if you were a boy and I was a girl Imagine how it would feel […]

How to Deal with a Disappointing Essay.

We’ve all had those days when we just haven’t given one (or more, to be honest) of our essays enough time, whether it be because of  a lack of understanding […]

For those who got their A-Level results this week, here’s looking at you kid, see you in September

A-Level Results Day. It symbolises the culmination of hours and hours of revising and reading (because as Ru Paul said: ‘reading is fundamental), copious litres of coffee and energy drinks […]

Review of Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Set in the midst of Thatcher’s England, Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girlfollows the development of Johanna Morrigan – a fat, horny girl living on a council estate – […]

Review of Dorthe Nors’ ‘Middle, Shoulder, Signal’

“A spiritually Scandi perspective on life’ Living in Copenhagen, Sonja is in her forties and is trying to move in the right direction in life.  She is learning to drive, […]