Hello! Today I’m bringing you the second post in my Perfect Posts series, where I curate the blog posts and articles I’ve read this month and put together a must-read list that I’m desperate for you to love, support and read with increasing head nods and yells of ‘AMEN’ every ten seconds at your screen.
Without further ado, here are some of the Perfect Posts I’ve read recently!
Please Can We Stop Asking Women If They’re Pregnant? | The Anna Edit
One comment the other day spoke of how I look heavier than I did this time last year and that I must therefore be pregnant.
I get that most of time they come from a place of love and excitement….but this one, along with others that I’ve had over the past couple of weeks, felt different.
Anna discusses the way in which someone’s ability to hide behind a screen appears to give them the entitlement to comment on the bodies of women they’ve never met. This is such an urgent issue and I’m so glad that Anna’s bringing it to light.
In Defense of Millennials | Emma Gannon for Glamour UK
An iStock photo of a Millennial will probably show a young person glued to their phones in bed, taking a selfie. But that’s exactly what it is – a stock stereotype. But I would say that, I’m a millennial.
Emma Gannon, whose book The Multi-Hyphen Method I am endlessly recommending to everyone I meet (and on which I may or may not have a blog post review going live on Tuesday at 6PM) discusses the reception millennials are often met with in the workplace, and why this needs to change.
An Interview with Mari Andrew | Tyler Calder for Girls’ Night In
I’m definitely not good at drawing; I never really advanced past kindergarten scribbles. I think I am probably good at observation and self-reflection, which I didn’t realize came easily for me until I started putting my daily notes into these doodles.
Illustrator Mari Andrew has the ability to convey the complexity of day-to-day life in the 21st century in one doodle. I don’t think I could do that in a two thousand-word blog post.
The Feminist Zine Celebrating Saggy Breasts and Double Chins | Charlotte Gush for Refinery 29 UK
Why are we still excluding so many people from visual culture? If we can do it with minimum budget and as a nonprofit publication, then there’s really no excuse for the bigger publications not to.
As I’m sure you’re now aware, I have a new-found love for zines, thanks to Brum Zine Fest 2018 and PROCESS! Festival. Throw some feminism and self love into the mix and I’m sold – Polyester is simply brilliant.
Why We Build Emotional Walls | Stephanie Yeboah
They tell you that people should ‘earn’ your love before you decide to give them your heart. They tell you not to feel. They tell you not to believe.
Stephanie not only uses wonderfully relevant photography to tie in with her post (#qualitycontent), but writes absolutely beautifully in breaking down (see what I did there?) an extremely common habit, as she shares her own experience with it. I know I’m definitely guilt of building emotional walls, and reading this post has given me an entirely different perspective – thank you, Stephanie.
Being Relevant is Irrelevant | Samantha Maria
I wasn’t sure from what angle to come at this from as to be honest this post is just an accumulation of lots of things that have been going through my mind over the past few months. It’s the reason why I took a bit of a break from my blog. I started to wonder if what I was doing was even worth it anymore? Do people care?
Sam explores the internet’s ever-changing nature and how this affects our ability to be ourselves. In case you hadn’t noticed, she also has absolutely impeccable style.
One Year in London | Shot from the Street
Now, if you thought the paragraph about the bad bits was long, just wait for this one because thankfully the past year has been the best of my life.
Lizzy (whose blog I discovered recently and am constantly in awe of) writes about her experience of living alone in London for the past year – the highs, the lows and the lessons learned. As someone looking to move to London soon, this post is simply invaluable to me!
What I’ve Learned from Buying Interiors on the High Street | The Frugality
A lot of what I set out on my blog to do is eliminate the stigma attached to High Street shopping – yes, we are inspired by designer homes and amazing Pinterest images, but I always use this as a starting point to find what I want on a much smaller budget.
Another new blogger-find for me, Alexandra has an excellent eye for style – whether she’s discussing interiors or fashion, she knows what she’s talking about! If, like me, you’re currently doing a home-summer-revamp, or you simply want to pick up a couple of new pieces, this post talks you through the best way to go about it.
Which posts and articles have you been loving recently? Please link them down below – I’d love to check them out!
photos used are from each article, post or publication mentioned