• The Feminist Diaries,  Thoughts

    A Culture of Casual Misogyny

    MUTAY Recently I came across casual misogyny in reference to my dressing style. I like to dress for comfort, so my wardrobe is full of non-form fitting clothes and baggy trousers. This sparked a conversation in the office about dressing more “lady-like”. I had one question for them ‘Why the hell are you projecting your idea of what ladies should be wearing on to me?’ Surely the autonomy lies on myself to garnish my body with the ill-fitting material that I so choose. I wish it was easier to be able to call men and women out on casual stereotyping but sometimes it’s hard because you feel like a nitpicking…

  • Life,  Thoughts

    A Letter to My 16-Year Old Self

    Dear Chynna, Okay… Listen here you little punk. I’m going to be brutally honest with you because whilst other people will, you’ll most likely not listen to anyone except yourself (maybe). You’ll probably never see this (unless someone invents time travel, and I get to go back and kick your arse) but I’ll write this letter as if you will. Right. Here goes. YOUR LIFE IS NOT THAT DRAMATIC. Stop mopping around lamenting about the so-called drama in your life. This includes girls who are ratchet, boys who don’t know what they want and your parents. It’s been 6 years, so I’m a bit dusty on the details of what…

  • Life,  Thoughts

    How to Deal with Heartbreak

    I honestly have no clue. Why am I even writing this post? Oh yes. Because for the second time in my 20 years of existence I got my heart broken, and I wasn’t even in a relationship. It sucks really. Actually, it more than sucks. There are no words for what I’m feeling right now except maybe hurt, angry and broken. I have a few tips with how to deal with it, though. You’d think because I have these tips I could totally be fine with having my heart broken. Again. You’re wrong. Oh so, wrong. 1. Don’t think you can get over it just like that It will takes months, maybe…

  • Life

    Information Overload

    Right, first things first. I am sorry. I am very sorry that it has been nearly a month since my last post but to be fair, I do have a lot of updates to get through with you guys. So bare with me please. I am so far behind in replying to comments, it’s ridiculous but I swear as soon as this is posted I am getting right on it. I just want to say thank you to those still bothered to come and check on my blog and commented even whilst I was away. You are all angels and I am sitting making virtual cookies for you all. Please…