Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know by now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has recently announced their five year plan, and it is AMAZING. I now have finally calmed down sufficiently to write down my reaction to what’s coming. Y’ready…?
When Emma Watson got up in front of the UN council to announce the start of the #HeforShe campaign, her voice might have been a bit shaky, and she might have stumbled over her words once or twice, but her message was clear: gender equality is an issue, it does matter, and things will change.
There are tons of books out there right now that are truly exciting, and I always get a thrill of excitement in September with the announcement of the Man Booker prize shortlist – I watch with glee and always read each one, trying to guess which is best.
You know how I keep going on about new projects? New blog topics, new novels I’m going to write, new fitness regimes that are going to make me look like Cameron Diaz… I even toyed with the idea of writing my own cookbook for a while.
When hearing about the horror that was the Santa Barbara shootings, and the outpouring of grief, fear, fury and, sadly, the disgusting diatribe, that it prompted, I chose to share a little bit of my own story on Facebook, in the hope it would make sense of some of the media storm that surrounded the shootings. Although I could never comment on or even fully understand the horrors that happened, I felt I could be honest about how they made me feel. This prompted further stories from others and even argument, but it began to make me realise that I could be more honest about my stance and my experiences.