Doctor Who Series 12 finally makes me feel seen

Featured Image: Headshots L-R Jodie Whittaker, Jo Martin, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, John Barrowman and Sacha Dhawan with a starry sky filter covering the bottom half. Series 12 Promo Image. Content Notes and Warnings Spoilers for Series 12 of Doctor Who Discussion of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…

‘One day, it’ll come back around’: The return of my Doctor Who

Featured Image: The Doctor, Ryan, Graham, Yaz and O in formal wear from Spyfall Part 1. SPOILER WARNING- This post contains direct spoilers for Spyfall and indirect spoilers for the rest of Series 12 so far, including Fugitive of the Judoon, so maybe don’t read on if you haven’t caught…

The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton- Mini Review

Featured Image: Text: ‘The Hormone Diaries The Bloody Truth About Our Periods’ in handwriting font on a navy blue banner. I love writing book reviews on this blog, but you might have noticed that I don’t write that many. This isn’t because I don’t read a lot or because I…

No-one Deadlier than a New Mum- Killing It by Asia Mackay [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: Book cover on a red and black background. [Ad-Gifted]– The publisher Bonnier Zaffre sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post. It…

REVIEW: Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch [Ad-Gifted]

Featured image: Book cover on a deep red and black background. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Vintage sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no influence over the content of the post….

‘Plastic Free’ campaigns are failing disabled people, and it’s scary!

Featured image: A banner with packaged cauliflower, multicoloured plastic straws and peeled oranges in plastic containers. There has been a lot of buzz recently about the need to eliminate plastic waste, including passionate pleas from David Attenborough and a commitment from Theresa May that all ‘non essential’ plastic will be…

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Featured Image: ‘2018 Resolutions’ in red lettering on a white background. It’s that time again! You can see how I did with my 2017 resolutions here:¬†https://rebeccafarren.com/2017-resolutions-review/ I decided to give myself a bit of an easier time this year with 3 very achievable resolutions. 1. Read 30 books- I managed…

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng- An unflinching examination of family, community and society [Ad-Gifted]

Featured Image: Book cover on a background which is a zoomed-in, out-of-focus copy of the book cover. [Ad- Gifted]- The publisher Little Brown sent me a free advance copy of this book through NetGalley to review. I was not obliged to write or share this review and they have no…

Challenging the timey-wimey patriarchy: The Doctor SHOULD be a woman!

On Sunday, when it was announced that Jodie Whittaker was the 13th Doctor I was surprised by my own reaction. I would usually squeal and giggle at this type of news, but when Jodie was revealed from underneath that hood, I started crying and shaking with disbelief and joy. I’d…