A review of ‘The Social Dilemma’, expressing just how important it is to highlight the dangers of Social Media and why we all need to be having a conversation about it.

By Mollie Campbell For years, I have been chewing people’s ears off about how destructive technology and social media can be; I wrote an article about it a couple of years ago on my blog. I believe that whilst technology and social media obviously has its uses and tremendous benefits, the negative side of theContinue reading “A review of ‘The Social Dilemma’, expressing just how important it is to highlight the dangers of Social Media and why we all need to be having a conversation about it.”

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?

Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ – Season 1 review.

By Mollie Campbell     Genre: Drama, Comedy, Coming-of-age Created by: Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez Rating: 9/10 **Contains Spoilers   Never Have I Ever is a fresh new drama disguised as a comedy, it is funny, relatable and plunges far deeper into the pool ofContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ – Season 1 review.”

After we make it to the other side of this pandemic, let us never take the beauty of life for granted again.

By Mollie Campbell Throughout this surreal period of self-isolation and social distancing, I have been re-reading some of my favourite poetry books/authors. Despite this pandemic, I don’t want to take this time for granted, so instead of going on social media/using technology every 10 minutes, I am going back to basics. We may not beContinue reading “After we make it to the other side of this pandemic, let us never take the beauty of life for granted again.”

Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ – Season 1 & 2 Review.

By Mollie Campbell Network: Netflix Genre: Comedy, Drama, Coming-of-age, Crime Starring: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco Rating: 9/10   Released in March 2018, On My Block is a coming of age comedy set in Los Angeles. The plot centres around four children who have grown up in a poor and crime-ridden neighbourhood,Continue reading “Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ – Season 1 & 2 Review.”

Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ – Season 1 Review.

By Mollie Campbell. Show: Dead to Me Network: Netflix Genre: Dark comedy, Drama, Thriller Cast: Christine Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden. Rating: 9/10   This show seems like such a coincidence to me, because it has been released during a time in which I am really delving into the concept of grief, its effects, theContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ – Season 1 Review.”

Quotes from ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ that really stood out and impacted me.

By Mollie Campbell. It is ironic that Nine Perfect Strangers is about cleansing the body and reaching enlightenment, because at the end of this book I felt such a strong sense of clarity it was as if I had been on this transformative retreat, only without the psychotic twist and borderline torture…! Despite some faults,Continue reading “Quotes from ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ that really stood out and impacted me.”

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.”

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”