Don’t Censor The F Word.

I have been so lucky my entire life, to have been surrounded by inspiring and strong women. I’m even luckier to know what feminism is, and to have so many feminists in my life. But unfortunately, there are still people that don’t know what feminism really is, and what it means to call yourself one. So today, I thought I’d give you all a little insight into what it means to me, and why it’s so important.

I get my definition from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk:

(Brought to my attention by Beyonce’s Flawless)

FEMINIST: A PERSON WHO BELIEVES IN THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY OF THE SEXES.

Now obviously, with my mention of all of the strong women I am surrounded with, this isn’t helping the misconceptions that surround feminism. Feminism is not the hatred of men, or the belief that one sex is better than the other. It’s all about equality. Even today, in 2015, there still exists inequality between the sexes. Feminism is simply the want for equality. Unfortunately in many cases, women are not receiving the same treatment as men, and we want this to change. But that does not mean that we are not also here to support and fight for equality for men in situations where they are not receiving it.

For example, a feminist will want equal pay for men and women that have the same job, all the while, also wanting a man to be able to wear what he wants, for example makeup, or stereotypically ‘female’ clothes, without being shamed and called names.

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It really is a shame that we are having to petition and bargain for equality even today, but I really do believe that one day we will all be living in the world that a feminist envisions. Every person will be treated equally, because that’s what we are, we are all people; there should be no discrimination; we should be valued as individuals, not based on our gender.

You can be a feminist, and still be straight. You can be a feminist and be a masculine man. You can be a feminist and enjoy when a man compliments you. You can be a feminist and have physical limits.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE, A GAY, BUTCH, MAN HATING WOMAN THAT NEVER ASKS FOR HELP FROM A MAN.

If you believe that the sexes should be treated equally, you’re a feminist.

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I am more than happy to be a strong young woman, who stands up when I care about something. I own who I am, and I think all women should not be afraid to do the same.

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“It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like or what you believe if you’re good at something do it” Tyler Bygrave – 2015 


I would love it if only one person changes their mind about feminism because of this post. I’d be even prouder if someone considered themselves a feminist because this has opened their eyes. Let me know what feminism means to you, and who your influencers are.

Beginners Guide To: Dogs

Research suggests dog owners are likely to be fitter and happier than those without a pup. As if this isn’t enough to convince you that you need a tiny, loving companion, they are also adorable, loyal and soon become a valued member of your family.

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So today, I’m giving you crash course in owning a dog.

The first, most important thing to take into account before getting a pup, is to find out which one is most suited to your circumstances. You’ll need to think about how much time you can dedicate to them, and if where you live is suitable for walks, and generally raising a happy, content pup. Time also is paramount as the amount of time you invest in your dog, is directly correlated to how many tricks your dog knows, and how well behaved your dog is.

The next thing is cost. The first year is one of the most expensive, but also paramount. There’s also, the bare minimum you can spend, but you can also be more extravagant, with toys, treats etc.

Be prepared for mess. A lot of mess. This mostly applies to puppies, as they like to test to see if everything is edible, and also sometimes they play interior decorator and just feel you don’t need your current carpet, skirting boards or curtains.


But once you’ve trained and spoiled your pup, the rewards really are endless. So now I’m going to stop listing requirements and considerations and just show you how amazing and fulfilling they are to have in your family. Big or small, loud or timid, our puppy posse shows you how real angels look.

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They really are members of the family once you get one. I urge everyone to have a dog at some point in your lifetime, if you can realistically care for one. Unfortunately, not everyone can, but even more unfortunately, people make commitments to these guys, with no intention of keeping them. So today I’m sharing with you a link that by answering a daily question, right or wrong, Freekibble donates 10 pieces of kibble to Animal Shelters to help feed their hungry dogs. Add it to your bookmarks, and just by answering their daily question, you’re helping out dogs that really need it.


also s/o to the dude that assisted me today, an excellent photographer.

25 Facts About Me

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Today I decided to go for a slightly more personal post so you guys could get to know me! So here are 25 random facts about me, enjoy!


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  1. I’m 5.4
  2. Derren Brown is my role model, I respect and agree with all of his principles
  3. ^and I attended his stage show Infamous 3 times!
  4. As of right now I have 25 pets (but our hearts are never closed to more)
  5. My favourite colour is orange
  6. My favourite food is torn between chicken nuggets and roasties
  7. A dress is my go-to outfit
  8. When I was younger I used to take horse riding lessons
  9. My middle name is Susannah
  10. My favourite drink is Fanta’s Fruit Twist
  11. My earliest memory is my mum dropping me off at school and me subsequently following her back out because the separation was too much for my tiny soul
  12. If I had £1 for everytime someone mistook my accent as American or Canadian I’d never have to work a day in my life
  13. I have one sibling, a brother younger than me by 4 years

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  14. I’m left-handed
  15. One of my favourite albums of all time is Invincible by Michael Jackson
  16. I can teach the moonwalk but cannot perform it myself
  17. My hair has been every natural colour there is, and some not-so-natural
  18. I once broke a toe by running downstairs too fast
  19. My first ever phone was a Motorola flip up one #noughties
  20. My favourite flowers are sunflowers
  21. My go-to scent for a candle is Fresh Linen
  22. My all time favourite TV show is Family Guy
  23. My favourite season is Autumn
  24. My favourite subjects at school were RS and Psychology
  25. I can play Fur Elise on the piano

That’s all for now but I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me a little better! What are some facts about you? Tell me in the comments below!