Last Friday I was stunned to read a BBC article detailing how retailers were threatening to burn returned items stuck in the EU because of Brexit. I was even more shocked to find that burning fashion items isn't a new thing, and that brands are simply threatening a return to previous destructive behaviour and taking … Continue reading Fast Fashion: To Burn or Not to Burn?
This week, the USA re-joined The Paris Agreement under the leadership of President Joe Biden; an internationally celebrated event for anyone who cares about the environment. Why is this one treaty so important, and what damage is there to undo? I'll try to explain. All I knew before this was that there was a global … Continue reading The Paris Agreement: What damage did Trump do?
In science communication, we are often misled by commonly used phrases such as "public engagement" and "public understanding of science" where we lead to believe that the audience for our work is merely "the public". In this post I'll be explaining why this is wildly unhelpful when you want to communicate something important like research … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why “The Public” Doesn’t Exist
It's become such a cliche to set goals or have a new year's resolution. It's true that goals aren't for everyone and that you should be realistic with what you can expect from yourself without underestimating your abilities. I have a habit at work that I stick to though; every morning I write down what … Continue reading Sustainable Goals for 2021
I recently wrote a blog for the Society for Applied Microbiology because I wanted to share one of the reasons why microbiology issues cause confusion among much of the UK population. It's also why we should have more patience with people who get it wrong! You can find the article here: Microbiology Education: Why doesn't … Continue reading Microbiology Education: Why doesn’t everyone know that?
Clothing is an important part of many people's identities. I've gone through many phases in my life; monochrome to clashing colours to colour coordinated and hoodies to cardigans to tailored jackets. While most people aim to dress for their body type and shape, I have an extra shape alongside the usual classifications to consider, that … Continue reading Styling for my Spine
I was inspired to write this blog post by the account @MinoritySTEM that was being curated by @Sarah_Cosgriff at the time of the tweet. She described her journey into science communication (sci comm) and it made me reflect on how I've got to my current position as a content designer in a science centre. Unlike … Continue reading My Science Communication Journey
I am white and the fact that talking about race makes white people uncomfortable is the very reason we should be talking about it. Talk to other white people about race and what can you do to help fight the corner of people of colour. The asnwer for you might not be easy and that's … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Race
My Parents' Garden I started this tiny series with a generic beach setting to test the waters of my writing skills. Pun absolutely intended. Now I'm moving onto something a bit more specific; a place where I spent my whole childhood. Far from being a constant, my parent's garden has changed more than me over … Continue reading Where I wish I could be
Warning: If you are not comfortable reading about breasts and brassiers, do no read this. Despite staying at home a lot recently and not wearing a bra, I recently purchased an environmentally friendly, reasonably-priced, non-underwired bra which I never in a million years thought would exist! It seems bras have come so far from when … Continue reading Boobs and Bras