The lack of black authors included on English curriculum reading lists, how it is depriving us of a tool to educate children on black history and how it highlights the clear remnants of systematic racism.

Some of my favourite writers are black, yet I discovered them because I did extra reading and research, the curriculum is missing some ground-breaking historical works by black authors e.g. Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker and in more recent years, Malorie Blackman. And incorporating works that were actually used alongside music and public protests to create social change in the 60’s is never not going to be important, inspiring and informative, so why don’t we include more of them?

Remembering Kobe Bryant, how he shaped a generation and why the mamba mentality will stand the test of time.

By Mollie Campbell Kobe Bryant, more than just a basketball player. Kobe, Bean, Mamba, Black Mamba…a King among men. The first thing I picture when I think of Kobe Bryant is a 6’6’’man leaping gracefully into the air, gliding towards the golden ring that shaped his life, battling for the win, like a painting ofContinue reading “Remembering Kobe Bryant, how he shaped a generation and why the mamba mentality will stand the test of time.”

‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ – book review.

By Mollie Campbell. Contains Spoilers Book: Nine Perfect Strangers Author: Liane Moriarty Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller Rating: 9 ½ out of 10.   Nine Perfect Strangers, where do I begin? As a fan of Liane Moriarty’s ‘Big Little Lies’, I was immediately attracted to this book. Whilst the blurb was short and concise, I wasContinue reading “‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ – book review.”

The dangers of stereotyping Grief, and the effect it has on people who are suffering through it.

By Mollie Campbell This article is an account of some of my experiences with grief, the way in which the world navigates through the waters surrounding grief and how it impacts us. In the 21st century, from a young age, children are told that they can be whoever they want to be. We encourage individuality,Continue reading “The dangers of stereotyping Grief, and the effect it has on people who are suffering through it.”

My favourite quotes from ‘Turning for Home’.

By Mollie Campbell. “People tried to make out what was happening, but there was a shore they couldn’t venture beyond. So they watched from the strandline and tried to imagine how cold the water must be. Then shouted out from time to time that I really should eat, I really should lift myself up outContinue reading “My favourite quotes from ‘Turning for Home’.”

‘Turning for Home’ – book review.

Author: Barney Norris Genre:  Contemporary fiction, family, loss Rating: 7/10 “Things rise up and claim you, and mark you for greatness or mark you for tragedy, and the route of your life is mapped by forces entirely beyond you”. Turning for Home is written in the format of two different perspectives, with each chapter belongingContinue reading “‘Turning for Home’ – book review.”

The Pros and Cons of the domination of digital newspapers and how they are using their platforms to monopolise the market even further.

By Mollie Campbell. It has been said that by 2040, newspapers will have become extinct worldwide, but the way in which things are going at the moment, tells me that they will disappear long before that date. In fact, in the UK and US, newspapers are already being deemed insignificant, and really, how many timesContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of the domination of digital newspapers and how they are using their platforms to monopolise the market even further.”

The Importance of putting your Mental Health before Social Media.

By Mollie Campbell   Have you ever scrolled through endless pages on Social Media apps for a longer amount of time than you would care to admit, and end up feeling like your happiness or emotion has been drained out of you? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. In fact, a statisticContinue reading “The Importance of putting your Mental Health before Social Media.”

Netflix’s ‘After Life’ – Season 1 Review

By Mollie Campbell Genre: Dark-Comedy, Drama Cast: Ricky Gervais, David Bradley, Penelope Wilton, Ashley Jensen, Tom Basden Rating: 9/10 As someone who has experienced the turmoil that is grief first-hand, on multiple occasions, I am naturally very defensive when it comes to representations of grief in Movies and TV shows, the writers always seem toContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘After Life’ – Season 1 Review”

Captain Marvel – Movie Review

By Mollie Campbell Genre: Superhero, fantasy, action, drama Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law Rating: 8/10   I must admit, in recent years I have grown a little tired of the relentless domination of superhero movies that have been overriding our movie theatres. MCU movies really took off againContinue reading “Captain Marvel – Movie Review”