Wednesday, 31 March 2021

March 2021 | Monthly Wrap Up

March has been stressful, let’s hope April is better!



Favourite part?

 

The beginning of March was great! It started off with St. David’s Day as a guest on Remake’s March Community Call, discussing the recent events I’d put on with Remake and FemSoc in January. I was also, amazingly, chosen as Remake’s Ambassador of the Month! This was honestly such a huge honour to me. A few days later we also had a call with the Remake Ambassadors in the UK. It was so much fun talking everyone and all of these events made me so excited and motivated for future campaigns and my own activism in this area. 


 

On the weekend before International Women’s Day, my uni’s FemSoc held our now annual conference, Digital Feminism Summit. There were loads of amazing speakers and workshops, and I had such a great time. It gave me such energy and motivation I can’t fully describe. My personal highlight was interviewing sex educator and author Ruby Rare with my friend Taya. It was an incredible event – I have been a huge fan of Ruby’s for a while and was ridiculously excited for it and afterwards I was so happy. 

 

I never thought I’d say this but I’ve actually gotten back into running. I realized how unfit I was after such a long time in lockdown so I’m now forcing myself to move my body and up my step average. Is being an adult forcing yourself to exercise? Couch to 5k has my back. 

 

My flatmates and I had a cocktail night once we’d hit the official end of term. We got dressed up with full makeup, ordered pizza, had some great drinks, played cards and danced. It was fun to do something other than watching TV and make something a special occasion. Although I’m not sure the hangover was worth it…


 

Apart from that I’ve mostly been doing uni work – prepping for assessments, writing more of my dissertation, reading books for my modules and articles for assessments. There’s nothing much more exciting happening than that.

 

Best read?

 

I’ve done a lot of reading this month, mostly for uni but I did manage to get a bit of reading for fun in too!

 

I finished reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which I really enjoyed. I then read A Great Love by Alexandra Kollontai for the book club I run as part of my uni’s FemSoc and held an event on it. 

 

I then read Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, again for one of my modules. I absolutely loved this book, it was so good! It truly got me hooked, despite partially guessing the secret earlier on, and I can’t wait to read more by Braddon. 


 

I then finally finished Pamela, by Samuel Richardson, and read a fair bit more of Charlotte by Helen Moffett, which is effectively Pride and Prejudice fan fiction, when I had a few rest days in between my last deadline of term and beginning to work on my dissertation again. 

 

Favourite listen?


I’ve been really loving Venetia La Manna’s new podcast, All the Small Things. It’s been my favourite thing to listen to while I’ve been going for walks by myself or doing a food shop. The conversations are so interesting and the guests are incredible. 


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Favourite watch?


Since Star launched on Disney+, I’ve been rewatching Grey’s Anatomy – I am currently on Series 10, and yes, that is a lot of episodes in a short amount of time, but you know what, I don’t particularly care. 

 

I’ve also watched a few comfort films, like Brave and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, as well as watching other comfort show like Outnumbered. 

 

My flatmate has also really got me into Grayson Perry’s Art Club. I’m obsessed. It’s so wholesome and just lovely. If you need a comfort, uplifting watch, go for this show. 

 

I’ve been catching up on the latest series of Unforgotten. I’ve been obsessed with the previous series of this show but wasn’t quite so convinced with this one until the last episode got a lot better. I’m not sure whether that’s the end of the show or if it’s continuing in a different direction? I’m intrigued. 

 

What did I learn?


I can do a lot more than I think I can. Sometimes you just need to take some time away from Twitter and that’s okay, people don’t need to know your thoughts 24/7. So many things are out of control, even if I want them to go the other ay. It’s okay to be sad. 

 

What’s happening next month?


April is dissertation month. I’m going to be focused on that as well as reading a couple of other books for my course and Book Club. I’m hopefully going to be able to go and visit my family for a short time too which will be great.

 

Favourite blogger/vlogger?


I’ve actually been really enjoying Hannah Witton’s new series of The Hormone Diaries focusing on her experience trying to conceive. It’s very different from my life but I’m finding it fascinating. 

 

Favourite post?


Like last months, I only had one other blog post out, but I am actually really proud of it. Highlighting garment workers’ issues is so important, especially on International Women’s Day. I think it’s a really valuable post and made me reflect on how much I’ve learned through becoming a Remake ambassador and meeting so many other activists. 



Biggest inspiration?


Just reaching the end of my degree and now having a clearer idea of what I’m doing after I graduate. 


Any other favourites?

 

I’ve been finding particular joy in my houseplants recently. There’s not much joy to be had at the moment, so I’m glad to find it wherever I can. Some of them are doing really well and the ones that have been struggled are pulling back!  




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