On the 5th of March the unofficial memorial set up by mourners following the assassination of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was swept away overnight. Maybe ‘they' thought that people would forget; uwiva, let it go ħi. Granted - overwhelming apathy and failure to stand up to the abuse of power is essentially how we … Continue reading The Sound of (the Prime Minister’s) Silence
As I write this, I'm sitting at Waterstones watching snow drift past the windows overlooking Newcastle city centre. To my left - a red pot of Earl Grey tea (fitting, since I'm so close to Grey's Monument) and a teacup, with a cherry and walnut chocolate tiffin beside it. What's a tiffin? I have no … Continue reading What’s a ‘tiffin’ and when will it stop snowing?
There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. - Daphne Caruana Galizia I've been trying to write and re-write this blog post for a while now. Part of me still can't quite believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia is dead - murdered. Assassinated, to be precise. Every time I sat down to write … Continue reading The situation is desperate.
Well I have been quiet for a fair while, haven't I? Things have been a little hectic, partly because holy shit I'm moving abroad for the first time in my life. And that kind of thing takes time, you know? Existential crises take time. Where am I off to and what's the plan? Anyway, I'm … Continue reading So…I’m moving to the UK.
I generally try to have lowkey Sundays. You know, sit in the sun. Have some green tea while listening to Spotify and reading Time or The Economist. But sometimes the universe conspires against you to make sure your Sunday just tests you - case in point, the following 'ad' that was printed in MaltaToday: Let's just take a minute to … Continue reading 4 Things Wrong with this Anti-Gay Marriage Ad (other than the obvious)
While I'm pretty sure there are more than 10 things that women on this little bit of the Mediterranean are tired of dealing with, we needed to keep things concise for the sake of practicality. And for the sake of my own sanity. This post was inspired by some ridiculously sexist comments made by a … Continue reading 10 Things Women in Malta are Sick of Hearing
Another blog post and yet another book my fellow bookwormy friends. I was re-watching Mad Men for the umpteenth time and noticed that Don Draper's lady-friend, Joy, was reading The Sound and the Fury in one of the episodes. I've wanted to read something by William Faulkner for a while, and the title of this particular work is … Continue reading #CurrentlyReading: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Hey guys! I recently wrote a little something for Eve - let me know what you think! Here's an excerpt: Language is a powerful thing when it comes to shaping society and how we interpret the world. The way we speak about women who own their sexuality and refuse to be ashamed of it reveals … Continue reading What does a slut look like?
Ah, Malta. Sometimes I feel like our relationship is a lot like the Eurovision song On Again Off Again by legendary duo Julie and Ludwig. I love the tan you give me over the summer months, but hate the sticky humidity and general BO that washes over the island; I love your history and rich cultural past, but … Continue reading 5 Ways to React to Daphne’s Egrant Bombshell
I do this strange thing where I ping-pong between either being cripplingly shy, or not being able to stop myself from voicing my opinion on something. That 'something' is usually related to gender, women's rights, racism, civil rights, religion, and whether or not we should be putting pineapple on pizzas. Sometimes, I can't stop myself from entering the … Continue reading How to have a Debate in the (Maltese) Comments Section