Culture

6 Contemporary Female Poets You Should Be Reading

For a lot of us poetry has been fundamental in giving us a way of expressing ourselves and processing our feelings and thoughts. The power of poetry and spoken word performances cannot be undermined. However, poetry has not always given women the spaces that they deserve. More recently, female poets have come to the fore, using… Continue reading 6 Contemporary Female Poets You Should Be Reading

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?

Happy poetry month to all our listeners! In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss poetry, and how it has impacted their lives. They also discuss some of their favourite poems, and read some works by various poets. They also speak about how poetry was a male-dominated genre but has significantly changed. Their discussion centres around… Continue reading Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?

Perspectives

Podcast: Periods

In our fifth episode, we discuss issues surrounding the period. We speak about the stigmas around the period, specifically about where these stigmas arise and how they can be harmful. We also discuss contraceptive methods, various sanitation products, PMS, along with a whole host of other period-related topics! Read Aurelia’s full comment here. Thanks again… Continue reading Podcast: Periods

Perspectives · Society

Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

We’ve dedicated this episode to discussing the Muslim Ban, but specifically to boost the voices of Muslim people at this time. Adiba and Amanda surround their discussion of the ban, its implications, and consequences, around the contributions of Muslim, and non-Muslim, people from both the U.S. and Ireland. If you are in any way affected… Continue reading Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

In our third episode, we discuss young adult dystopian novels and their recent rise in popular culture. We look at these novels and their cinematic counterparts in terms of their impact on society, considering their frequent use of a female lead character, particularly in comparison to older, male-led dystopias. The books discussed in this podcast… Continue reading Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

Perspectives

The Personal Development Journey: Overcoming Misconceptions

I used to think that personal development was a process that was linear, a to-do list to be ticked off and never to be looked at again. My misconception couldn’t have been further from the truth. It is actually a process of deconstructing old core beliefs and automatic responses while, at the same time, trying… Continue reading The Personal Development Journey: Overcoming Misconceptions

Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

In this podcast, we discuss Disney’s latest movie, Moana. We speak about the representation of Polynesian culture and discuss the movie within the context of Disney in general. You can follow the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Links: The Guardian – Review Vanity Fair – Oceanic Trust Slate – Polynesian Myths CBC – Review Islands – Polynesian Islands NPR –… Continue reading Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?