#Givethegirlsabreak!

Princesses

For crying out loud Daily Mail, why must you publicly shame without cause.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been deemed ‘frumpy’ in the frocks they wore today at the Not Forgotten charity event at Buckingham Palace. As someone who was there, I can safely say no, they did not look frumpy; leave them be!

Is it not bad enough that these young women (of a similar age to myself so I feel like I can say this) are being constantly photographed by anyone and everyone at these events – and outside too – with little regard for their personal space without being slandered publicly. Why they should be criticised for wearing conservative, and quite frankly fairly well fitted, dresses when representing the Royals at an event on their own turf is beyond me. Neither of these women chose to be Royal. Neither asked for this. For heaven’s sake, give the girls a break!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3611062/Beatrice-Eugenie-suffer-fashion-fail.html

 

Health: You Asked: Is a Vegan Diet Better? — djemalist

Health on TIME.com You Asked: Is a Vegan Diet Better? Most of us omnivores could use more plants in our diet. But when it comes to health, a strict vegan diet may be overkill. Read more: http://ift.tt/1szKAET

via Health: You Asked: Is a Vegan Diet Better? — djemalist

 

As a vegetarian it can be some important to make sure you are balancing what you eat. I lived on carbs for so long; switching diets as a child I never really ate many vegetables, nuts or fruits. Some of my friends are going one step further to vegan. I wanted to share this article as I found it quite informative of the health debate around cutting diets back.

 

Enjoy!

Happy World Goth Day!

Happy World Goth Day everyone. world goth day

I read an article from The Independent today and thought I’d share it as it gave an interesting insight into the debate over social cultures and the expression ‘Goth’, or rather what it means to express yourself through identification as a Goth.

As someone who dabbled with the culture as a teen (like most angsty teenagers discovering the joys of Rock music) I have always felt that people who identify as Goths are not given the respect they should necessarily receive. I like gothic literature, I enjoy Rock music to this day (although screamo still hasn’t quite sunk into my veins yet), and yes I feel a satisfying familiarity when I don my black attire and heavy eyeliner, but am I Goth? No. Was I ever? No, not really. It’s not at my core and unfortunately I am not strong enough to turn my back on all the pressure in socially acceptable looks and trends to find, for want of a better phrase, the ‘real me’.

My cousin has embraced the gothic culture since her early teens and continues to express herself through it to this day into her 30s. I feel happy to call her a Goth because I know she is happy to call herself that. It isn’t being used in a derogatory or trivial way. But unfortunately I think too many people are quick to label these days. Kim Kardashian wears black – she’s ‘gone goth’. No. Similarly when people do their cleaning regularly and they ‘have OCD’. Absolutely not. You’re insulting the people who do by trivialities something individual to them.

I want to share this article, and my thoughts, because I want to celebrate those who identify as Goth and remain proud of who they are, expressing themselves comfortably in society. Through all the strange looks from the public, and misunderstanding of what it means to be a part of this culture I salute you. Cheers.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/The%20Magazine/world-goth-day-2016-shedding-light-on-the-darkness-of-a-much-maligned-subculture-a7038176.html

 

A Gig I’ll Never Forget: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gave me one of the best experiences of my musical life last week. I was lucky enough to get there early enough for tickets for his final show in the European tour for their newest album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. This unruly mess

Originally bought for my sister, a huge Macklemore fan, I was looking forward to the gig as it would be a new experience for me. I love their tunes Thrift Shop, Downtown and Can’t Hold Us but I am normally much more indie rock/Kerrang! I am definitely not a hip-hop person. Now I can’t stop listening to the album.

The show was incredible. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were on top form, bringing all their energy to the crowd and demanding nothing less back. But the whole production itself was pretty much flawless. The videographics framing the stage were both fitting to the songs and hilarious. The lighting was on point, and chat between tracks was touching and cheeky – much like the man himself.

I am now a convert, and will be avidly awaiting my next chance to see this duo! But for now I highly recommend everyone check the album out.

I’ll sign off with Lets Eat- fitting for the season and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Oh go on then, one more!

 

 

#hiphop #macklemore #thisunrulymessivemade #gig #review #music #album