Why not talking about money is screwing you over

When I was little, my dad told me that it was rude to talk about politics or money and that I should never discuss either in public (he also told me to never become a politician or a lawyer, and now I have a politics and a law degree). And while I do get where…

Every awkward thing people say to you when you’re gluten free

So, like 1% of the population, I am a celiac, and nothing divides people like telling them you’re gluten-free. Being gluten free is much easier in this day and age than at any other time in the past, and I am lucky I have very patient and lovely people who support me. But there are…

Things Every Girl Should Know

If I had a time machine, I would go back in time and tell myself so many things! But I would mainly introduce myself to Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups much sooner. I would also tell baby Bri all the things that I think every girl should know, some of them are pretty trivial, and some…

Opinionating has an Instagram!

Opinionating now has an Instagram! If you would like to follow and get daily photos of pretty flowers and puppies, as well as my many… many book opinions, you can follow me at Bri_Opinionating  

Imposters Syndrome is Ruining my Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like a big fraud? Or you got something, and you assumed that it was a mistake? It goes along the lines of ‘Someones screwed up and given me adult responsibilities’  Because I do this all the time- when I got into my masters programme, I…

Why Failure is a Good Thing

I have failed a lot… I have bombed job interviews so badly that I’ve been surprised that the building didn’t fall down… I have embarrassed myself so badly in social situations, I have literally prayed for a sinkhole to open up under my feet… I have completely messed up assignments that were vital for me…

The Self-Care Reading List

Sometimes you just need to escape the world for a while, and the best and cheapest way to do that is with a good book. I don’t think that reading for self-care is limited to specifically ‘self-care/ self-development books’ but a bunch of books that you can grab when you just need a break, a…

True Crime has a Gendered Violence Problem

Humans have always been fascinated with horror, from the popularity of public hangings, Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’, to the dark interest in the OJ Simpson trial, true crime has always held a special place in our culture. One thing that true crime has always relied on is a binary view of good and evil,…

Zero-Waste Survival Kit

Living in the modern world means that it’s almost impossible to not create waste, as almost everything we interact has the potential to create waste. I have been attempting to minimise my everyday impact,  and with preparation, I can pre-empt any waste I might create, and have a solution there with me. My ‘zero- waste…

Sleeping Better

Have you ever asked someone how they are and the first thing they tell you is how tired they are? Because it’s such a common response that it’s easy to overlook how unhealthy it is. When I don’t sleep enough, every aspect of my life is affected, I am overly emotional, I am unproductive, I…