Lesbian Actually- why Happiest Season is the early Christmas gift we need.

Happiest Season, which arrives on Hulu in the US today Wednesday November 25th, ticks all the Christmas film and rom-com boxes. It’s got awkward family encounters and secrets. It’s got festive set ups from ice skating to Christmas parties. It has ghosts of Christmases past (and relationships past) and a healthy dose of heart-warming romance.…… Continue reading Lesbian Actually- why Happiest Season is the early Christmas gift we need.

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

 Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were. Why do it? Firstly,…… Continue reading What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

Contemplating God and rejection and hotness.  Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were.Reclining…… Continue reading What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And for the…… Continue reading What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Artwork: Lean Dorion Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And…… Continue reading What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

Tom Hanks waving a typewriter is a writing moodThis was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right? This really…… Continue reading Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.