“Can’t you just pick the meat out?”

"I wish I could be vegan, but I love [insert dead animal] too much", "don't you miss bacon?", "do you ever cheat?", "can't you just pick the meat out?"... these utterings have become the soundtrack to my life since cutting animal produce from my diet. Stowing my mental revolver, I try to respond to ignorant questioning with… Continue reading “Can’t you just pick the meat out?”

Metamorphosis

The Spring sun stretches bright Yellow rays upon the morning. Droplets of dew reflecting the light, Earth and species warming. . Among the shrubs and the leaves, Producers play their part in the cycle. They work and they thrive which achieves Life, sustenance and fresh recycle. . The small, round, hungry creature Plays it's part.… Continue reading Metamorphosis

It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

I woke up today and in my usual habit, immediately scrutinised myself in the mirror. Anxiety pending, I lifted my top to assess my stomach. Disgusting. I stood with my feet together and examined the space between my thighs. Unsatisfactory. I placed my hands on my hips to check the severity of my bingo wings.… Continue reading It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

The Dish

A poem written in a moment of passion, an extended metaphor about globalisation and global culture.  . Taste spills over the edges of the dish, Abundant in volume as well as flavour. Ingredients cultivated independently, Yet harmonise perfectly. . Rising in clouds, angelic scents tease the tastebuds which pucker in anticipation. The mouth ready to… Continue reading The Dish

Animal Lives Matter

US Government detracts animal and environmental policy information from its website "And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on… Continue reading Animal Lives Matter

Tackling Poverty the Left Way

Universal basic income, recently adopted by Finland, of special interest as Scotland considers trials in Glasgow and Fife. With relative poverty rates on the rise in Scotlands most populated city, Glasgow City Council contemplates the possibility of introducing a universal basic income rate for a trial period. The most recent figures show that relative poverty… Continue reading Tackling Poverty the Left Way

How Social Media has Liberated the Short Story 

Through an encapsulating collection of female narrative voices, Jackie Kay's Reality, Reality dips into the unique lives of an array of characters in a manner that concerns the serious plights of discordant women whilst maintaining a light-hearted warmth. This collection of short stories is one example of a genre that rarely finds itself upon bookstore… Continue reading How Social Media has Liberated the Short Story 

What to Eat if you’re a Vegan in Glasgow

Championed vegan capital of Britain, Glasgow is rich with culinary choice. A depressing reality faced by many vegans is the limited choices available to us when we're not in control of the kitchen, or are unable to scrutinise labels. Something which really rattles my cage is when there are a plethora of vegetarian options but… Continue reading What to Eat if you’re a Vegan in Glasgow

#scotlandwelcomestheworld

It was leaving the university library tonight, after bleeding myself into a day-long 'essay sesh', when I came across something which uplifted me from the horrors of recent events. The UK is set to separate from the European Union; Trump rejects immigrants from so called 'Muslim States'; Terror attacks in France; US sanctions on Iran… Continue reading #scotlandwelcomestheworld