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THE RATBITCH EMPOWERMENT

Firstly to point out, this is not about speaking badly about men. This is about the empowerment of women, a topic upon a discussion of the importance of “defying society’s mould of femininity”. Searching into the past in order to reflect upon the future, can teach us peace and understanding. We must empower this generation of women and teach the past what is wrong. This magnificence and connective community Rat Bitch is a perfect example into the confidence, that women and young girls need in today’s society. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. – Madonna Ratbitch’s idea is to inflame and set out opportunities to connect to women worldwide, send a message as a safe place to find others. Be a part of a group. . . a community. That will centre around removing “stigmas, taboos, and judgement” , a…

ANOTHER KIND OF LIFE – EXHIBITION REVIEW

Photography on the Margins. . . THE BARBICAN CENTRE PRESENTS AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EXHIBITION A translucent thought into what the world could be and what could seem to be, forms from  this mind-blowing exhibition of photography. Experiences like this barely exist, depending on what type of person you are and how you perceive your life. Being the thoughtful thinker that I myself am, and exposing myself to this exhibition brought harmony to my soul. As an artist, creator and a writer, to know that there were these photographers that were alive and some still are. You witness this overwhelming feeling of emotion when you walk around the gallery, it is incredibly heart-warming. Gazing upon the 20 photographers with such diversities, the exhibit opens your mind focusing it to witness and read. I am refusing to speak details of the work, names of pieces, from this exhibition. As for…

DO MANNERS MATTER? LIVING IN THE UK

In this post, we are going to talk about English manners and what kind of behaviour is considered to be polite and what impolite. In England, people place a great deal of importance in good manners. It is well known that this is a multicultural place and you can find people here from all around the world, especially in London. As a result, you will often come across different accents and cultures in your every day life. Having a broken English accent isn’t a problem really, but not being aware of the basic British etiquette rules can be. You may sometimes upset people by things that you say or do, even if these things seem perfectly normal in your own culture. Despite who you are or where you came from, your manners have a direct impact on your social and professional success. Follow this list of important social etiquettes and Londoners…

PASSION YOU LEARN FROM

For one’s desire to strive, is to water it and let it grow. Image Credit:  @aliachasingthemoon Sometimes life can be cluttered, disorganised, hectic and just straight up difficult. That can come from living in the city of London. People moving faster than you, progressing more than you, doing everything better than you. With that, you sit alone and ponder as to why you are not them? The need for drive in this never-ending city Your darkest thoughts can lead you anywhere but your mind chooses the darkness, picks apart the lowest of the low. Settling you into this lifestyle of what you think was not your decision, however it was, more so than you think. You need to pick apart what you want from life, if you want to ‘sell your soul’ for the devil so to speak or live out your dream and fight for the life you are…

AN ASIAN EXPERIENCE – ONLY 10 HOURS AWAY FROM LONDON

10 Hour flight; to explore a vibrant cultured world that is China. Take the time to open your eyes to China, Asia’s most historic and influential countries. China’s in depth mixed environment of mass population, to the endless range of creative, historic and astonishing architecture. If your emotions run wild in travelling, let them run wild here. ‘China is a nation with a five-thousand-year history.’ If you were to follow the similar experiences I myself went through, within this beautiful country that I’ll be discussing. Explore the areas of Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. I will be covering brief explanations of my most intriguing moments and memories I had. Travelling across China for 9 days, non-stop with Tour Guides (John, Lily and colleagues: as pictured below). It was all so vast, that more would need to be written. Best to keep it short and sweet! The Environment & Architecture. . .…

THE BEAUTIES OF BOSTON THROUGH THE EYES OF A NEW LONDONER

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and lived a fair amount of my childhood there. When my family and I moved to Greece, I would go back almost every year and spent my summers with my family and friends. Thanks to my sweet grandfather (as I also mention in my bio) I have been and seen some of the most beautiful places while living there but also when visiting; parks, libraries, museums and markets are a few to mention. My last trip to Boston was many years ago, so you can imagine how happy I was when I was told that I would be going back last January. I was excited that I was going to be able to see how much the city had changed and evolved through all these years. I booked my tickets from London to Boston and couldn’t wait to get on the plain! Today I…

GIVE A BIT OF “ART” TO ME…

One of the things that came alongside the new year, is my urge find new things to entertain myself in my spare time other than “socialising” with friends in bars and restaurants. Please don’t get me wrong, I love my friends, I love “socialising” and of course I love bars but sometimes we just need a break. It’s probably the whole festive season after effect that creates this drive, as I have spent all of December out “cheering” for the new year’s arrival. Pretty exhausting! So following this productivity crisis of mine, I am here to give you some ideas on some of the best art exhibitions that will be taking place in London in 2018. If you see something you like, I’d suggest you plan in advance (put it in your diary and create alerts on your phone) as for some of the exhibitions the tickets will disappear in…

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