• Miscellaneous

    1 year off the pill

    A year ago I decided I would come off the pill. I started using it age 16 to regulate my period in hope that the period cramps would ease and the spots on my back would disappear. 8 years later, after researching eco-friendly ways to manage my period and finding linked articles about the contraceptive pill, I started to question why I was really on it. Initially I didn’t start taking the pill as a method of contraception. Like most teenagers, I went on it to manage my period. I knew a lot of people at that age who were also on the pill for similar reasons. Whether it was…

  • monthly favourites

    March Favourites

    So…March was something. Especially the last half, which was scary, confusing, anxiety-inducing, lonely, and most of all: different. It’s weird not being able to do 80% of the things you usually do. I want to keep in a routine as best I can, like sticking to these little monthly lists of mine. As anticipated, there’s a lot of shows, books, music, and other things that I enjoyed this month because there wasn’t really anything else to do with my free time while I’m social-distancing. Disney+ About bloody time! Disney+ finally hit the U.K. this month. At first I wasn’t sure about it due to already having other streaming services and…

  • Eco

    Journey to eco-friendly periods | The Disposables

    Welcome to the final instalment of my Journey to eco-friendly periods blog series, where I’ve been talking about the sustainable changes I’ve made to the way I manage my period. See the introduction to my journey, the first chapter about the cup, and the second about the pants. Even though the biggest changes I’ve made so far to my period routine have been switching to a cup and period knickers, I need to mention my switch to organic cotton disposables as they’re equally as sustainable. They’ve been the easiest change as, like most people, I was using disposable products like sanitary towels and tampons already. Before I started researching eco-friendly…

  • monthly favourites

    February Favourites

    February was a funny old month. I struggled with restlessness towards the end and I have no idea why. I’m working on getting myself out of this restless rut though. If doing these lists has taught me anything, it’s that if I ever feel down during a month I know I will feel better soon. Looking back on what I loved last February, I can’t believe time has gone so quick. This is what I love this month: Camila Cabello’s album I stumbled upon Camila Cabello’s album because I like her song My Oh My that’s always on the radio. After giving her album a listen I discovered it’s full…