My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019

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As December begins, it becomes clear that the end of 2019 is approaching us very fast. Now, you may be wondering why I am releasing this blog post now considering December releases are still to come. I decided to leave of December releases since there is only a few that I know about and I don’t want my bias towards certain artists to affect my current listing of albums. So, I decided I would omit December releases for now and maybe edit some into the list at a later date if I feel the need too. Although, I am satisfied with my current top 20 favourites from the rest of the eleven months of this year that have flown by. Continue reading “My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019”

How Important Is Representation in Music and Film?

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Representation. Representation? What exactly does that mean to me? Well, representation to me, is to be seen. In film and music this involves how a community is portrayed through the two mediums. When strong representation is said to exist, there will likely be different and diverse storylines being told about people of all diverse nationalities, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and more. Additionally, it encompasses showcasing mental health and other struggles that individuals and communities face and projecting them to a wider audience. The concept is relatively simple but it can be difficult for some people to see the clear link between representation and the positive impact on the individual. I am here to explain… Continue reading “How Important Is Representation in Music and Film?”

Summer [loading]… (ft. Meg)

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As I write this post, I am officially finished my in-person university for this year! When I say ‘in-person’, it is because I do a course online that runs up until the 24th November. It is a bit of an inconvenience, but it is one unit and I really can’t complain when I have four and a half months off! Unfortunately, I haven’t planned any trips away, mainly because I want to keep saving for bigger travel goals I have for next year and importantly 2021! I am thinking of doing a short weekend away to Sydney over the break, but nothing is confirmed or booked. Either way, one thing I am excited to do is get back into blogging and taking photos! As literally everyone would know by now, it is my favourite hobby and it brings me endless joy! I love to express my creativity and certainly don’t shy away from it. Continue reading “Summer [loading]… (ft. Meg)”

My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)

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So, as we hit October 2019 we can pretty much see the decade slowly coming to a close. It was most certainly a very interesting decade indeed. Especially for music. This decade in music has been been quite astonishing, with more music being created than at any other time in history. I would actually love to know some statistics on that. Music is way to express our humanity and to bring us together. The lyrics and sounds that individuals can create, have the ability to echo a profound impact on society. Music has stood the test of time and looking back and reflecting on all that has come before us, is truly something beautiful. However, I shall give credit where credit is due because we have definitely seen some incredible art created in these recent years. This decade has seen the rise of pop to a new extreme, the creation of revolutionary modern rap, the exploration of new levels of R&B and so much more. Continue reading “My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)”

My Best Memories From New Zealand (A Photo Diary)

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Earlier this year I went to New Zealand. I had the most amazing time and made some great memories in a country I have wanted to travel to for a very long time. However, while I was over there I made a promise that I did not quite fulfil. I wanted to write daily blog posts. I think I made it to about day 6… I went for two weeks. Anyway, to make up for that fact and to have a place to store some of the memories from that trip, I thought I would compile some of my favourite photos that I captured while travelling. That is it. That is the whole post. I am so thankful to have gone on this trip. It taught me so much about travelling and I am so glad that I got to experience all the things I did. New Zealand, you seriously do have a part of my heart.

With love, Continue reading “My Best Memories From New Zealand (A Photo Diary)”

No, Striking For Climate Is Not Just For Adults

This post hopefully needs no introduction. I am here to write a small essay on why I believe climate striking is most definitely NOT just for adults. Let’s start with a bit of history. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. led a march on Washington for jobs and freedom, in 1913 there was a Women’s Suffrage Parade, The Abolitionist Movement in the 1800’s, the March on Washington for LGBT rights and liberation in 1993. All of these historical movements made history and helped change social values by creating awareness. They all involved active demonstrations, protests or other forms of physical movement. In other words, they did not stand still. We are now living in a time where one of the greatest threats to our way of life is from our climate. The climate is changing at a rapid rate and with scientific backing and while public pressure continues, governments and politicians still remain polarized and passive. Continue reading “No, Striking For Climate Is Not Just For Adults”

In Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

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If a rock is what you have been living under for the past week, you may not know. However, if you are any regular human with an internet connection, you would have likely seen that Taylor Swift released her new album ‘Lover’, possessing 18 songs about the concept of love and all its various and beautiful forms. As a massive fan of Taylor and her music I was excited to hear the new songs but was worried considering the first two singles released ‘ME!’ and ‘You Need To Calm Down’ both came across quite lyrically amateur. Thankfully, all my doubts were proven wrong, as I simply cannot get enough of this new music! It’s a new, transformative era of Taylor Swift. One that has came about through maturity and as a result of the trials and tribulations undergone by Taylor, both privately and publicly in recent years. Continue reading “In Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’”