Okja

The Netflix original film starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhall is powerful look at the bond between a young girl and her pet Okja. The film highlights significant parallels with how society is acting RIGHT NOW- clearly set it in the present day- with a humane look at whether we are getting it right. What…

STUBBORN CLIMATE OPTIMIST

Christiana Figueres took to the stage at the Global Citizen concert, ahead of the Hamburg G20 Summit, to spread a message of stubborn optimism to reach the environmental targets of mission 2020. [ see http://www.mission2020.global ] The event showcased musical talent from around the world, including Coldplay, Shakira and Pharrel Williams, to punctuate speeches discussing the importance…

WHAT THE HEALTH?!

Everything I have written in this post is using information and case studies from the film… New documentary film ‘What the Health’- now available on Netflix- uncovers how meat, dairy and fast food giants have been funding charities fighting diseases that have been linked to a diet containing their products. This ultimately means that the…

Keep building a better future and don’t live in fear

This is relevant. Let us love those affected this week both in Afghanistan and UK attacks. We must continue to live with freedom in our society and help policies improve the quality of life for all those we can reach. Don’t let high profile events allow politicians to pass policies which will end up hurting…

Grayson Perry on Masculinity

Pro men. Pro masculinity. Only questioning the way in which it currently manifests itself. Empowering men to exercise their individuality and take on new roles for a more equal society WITH masculinity. I’ve just finished this brilliant book…everyone must read this perspective on equality (or as those exercising it would call it: feminism!)

Perish the thought!: Lindsay Lohan is exploring spirituality

God forbid a woman (or man for that matter) would explore their spirituality- yes there is intended irony in this statement. Lindsay Lohan has become a person of interest in the media since a photo of her holding a Qur’an (from 5 years ago) started getting traffic on Instagram. She appeared on Good Morning Britain in…

Realising the Significance of Architecture

Yesterday I visited the 9/11 memorial and museum at the World Trade Centre NYC. It was a moving experience, especially as it was the anniversary of the Feb 26th attack in ’93. -This is my personal interpretation of the memorial- As I watched water fall down into the bottomless black hole, I could feel the depth…

March Wit

I am not one for these sites, but I just cannot resist the wit and splendour of the provoked 51%! Women are coming out in full fierce to show they will not let the recent political climate reverse social progress. Often with such a great sense of humour that comes from a lifetime of eyerolling…

Margaret Wertheim on Science and Spirit

Margaret Wertheim is a Physicist, passionate to share her views on how science and the arts intertwine. She shares an important message on the importance of approaching the global climate issue in a positive way, so we don’t end up hiding in fear. Positivity promotes action. Margaret explains how billions of tiny- seemingly powerless- organisms…

Expression for Life- Neil Hilborn shows us how to stay alive

Neil Hilborn has experienced some great difficulties resulting from various mental diagnoses. He has turned his pain and downright awe-inspiring experiences of keeping himself alive into profoundly passionate poetry. His poetry doesn’t just explore his own struggles, but those of others. And whether you suffer from a diagnosed mental illness or not, his will to see…