It's Christmas Eve and I know that there are definitely people struggling or alone at the moment so I wanted to take some time and send you all a special Christmas message. https://youtu.be/IJhEIfibdPU It's certainly been a difficult year for many, myself included, so I just wanted you all to know that you are loved, … Continue reading A Quick Christmas Message to you all
For many, it's been a very difficult year or two and 2022 is still looking uncertain and a little murky. As Christmas songs are blasting messages of the most wonderful time of the year, adverts are reminding us that we must find the perfect gift and stores are decorated with so much Christmas cheer your … Continue reading Signs of Mental Health Struggle this Christmas
The pinup and vintage loving community has prided itself on generally being one that is empowering, supportive and inclusive but over the last year or so, I've started to notice a huge shift in it's original values. I should start by saying that no community will ever get along with no issues or quarrels, that's … Continue reading Is Pinup Culture Toxic?
Online, the way one presents themselves and their identity is fluid which means that users of media, such as Instagram, can create and generate several different versions of themselves (Kendall 1998, Turkle 1999). Turkle described the computer as a means of creating a ‘second self’ (1984), Instagram can be seen as a popular way of … Continue reading Instagram’s Monster; Part 1
Over the last little while, I've been thinking about the way we represent ourselves in both real life and the online realm. The online world is a strange space where you can be whoever you want to be with very few limitations; you can become famous overnight or build an empire. I've been reflecting a … Continue reading The Self and The Selfie