So, things have been a bit quiet for quite a while. Sorry about that.
Since I last posted I have:
– Completed a Master’s degree
– Moved back to England
– Applied for many jobs
– Attended many job interviews
– Started working at three different jobs
– Left one of those jobs
– Applied for PhD funding
– Made friends with some lovely feminists in my new city
– Attended Go Feminist
The last two of which have made me feel energised about feminist activism again. I can finally see the light at the end of the long tunnel of stress which began as my dissertation deadline came into view, so hopefully I’ll have more mental energy for blogging.
I’ve been really busy recently, because I had a panic about my CV being empty, so decided to do lots of things. Which has resulted in me being really overcommitted while trying to apply for jobs.
But, one of the things I’ve been busy doing is organising Reclaim the Night. It’s going to be brilliant, and if you’re in Edinburgh you should come along.
Mainly because I cited an article about Annie Lennox and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’. I ended up watching this video with the sound off in the library in order to understand it.
What I’m meant to be doing:
Any one of the 5 assignments due in next week, but specifically, some coding for the group project I’m doing, which I need to email to the rest of the group this evening.
What I’m actually doing:
Having a break, knitting a ludicrous amount of ribbed stitch (the kind of stretchy knitting you get on the ends of sleeves) in a fluffy red wool, and watching Pixiwoo’s channel on Youtube.
This may come as something of a surprise, as Pixiwoo’s channel is dedicated to make-up tutorials. And make-up makes my face melt.
However, there are several good reasons to like her:
- she does drag make-up tutorials, which is how I originally found her
- she’s also done at least one tutorial using a black model, and generally seems to make a point of saying which of the colours she uses would work on which skin tones
- she gets into arguments with people on planes who are mean to children (she gets grumpy about it in this video)
- she has a nice voice
(If I’m honest, I listen to her videos while I knit because of number 4. But I’m recommending her as a nice person because of numbers 1 – 3. Her make-up advice doesn’t sound bad either!)