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Violence as Resistance: Part One

This is a paper I submitted for a university seminar called Cultures of Violence. 

We, as inhabitants of Western culture, generally believe that we are isolated from notions of colonialism – and yet, its presence is constantly felt through social, political and cultural processes embedded in the systemic oppression of marginalized communities. 1,125 more words

York University


Ideas revolving
words,phrases exploding
my brain is jukebox
of storm that talks
storm of creativity
full of productivity
also stupidity
some call it brainstorming
i find that so boring… 17 more words

English Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Jane Austen

A very short biography of Jane Austen told in five pieces of great trivia

1. Many writers have hated her. D. H. Lawrence called Jane Austen a ‘narrow gutted spinster’, while… 500 more words


Kamaria Press Launch Event

It was only in my final year at university that I decided I wanted to get into publishing. I had just completed my dissertation in Creative Writing and English Literature and I had received a high First Class degree for my superhero graphic novel about a black girl in Croydon. 584 more words

Literature, music and freedom of expression

My assembly on 16 November celebrated the very rich history of creative writing we have here at Bedales. We have over 400 published works in the Library which is pretty impressive for a school that has, until fairly recently, been of a modest size. 286 more words

Bedales School

Middlemarch: How I met Mary Ann Evans

I’m not sure what to think about horoscopes. In high school, I read the arguments of Augustine of Hippo against the possibility of their accuracy. However, there are instances of people I feel more drawn toward and more kindred with who are fellow “Scorpios” or fall under “Sagittarius”, if it is true that current horoscopes are a month off. 706 more words


I´m gonna waterboard you with my tears!!

Please honey
i ain´t showing you no more money
i popped a bottle and you started drinking which,
you got me thinking
while i was blinking… 57 more words

English Literature