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Over 160 companies have decided to stop advertising on social media platforms for the month of July to support the Stop Hate for Profit campaign – I would too, to be honest, but I don’t have a business or advertise so that’s a bit of an obstacle, isn’t it? This is a boycott targeted at […]
A few weeks ago, there was a big ~drama~ because a photo of Cardi B at a shop wearing a face mask and gym clothes, with no makeup (I mean, why bother if half your face is covered and you’re just buying shower gel?) went viral. Big whoop, I know. So, what’s the big deal? […]
Social media is as popular as ever, especially since lockdown when people have little else to do or to distract themselves with. I mean, how else is everyone going to know you made banana bread or went for a run or decided to endanger lives and break the lockdown restrictions because you wanted to see […]
Recently, I’ve been trying to reflect and educate myself about racial issues and white privilege. At the end of the day, how can you help challenge a system without knowing about how and why it needs to change? Because I’m white, I will never fully understand the struggles faced by people of colour because of […]
During lockdown, I always thought that because people had gone like 8 weeks with an entirely new lifestyle that once things went back to being a wee bit ‘normal’ they’d be different. People weren’t driving as much and were walking or cycling instead – like everyone in Belfast to seems to have a bike now? […]
Let’s be real, everything’s pretty much gone to crap recently. Apart from the obvious main issue which is that thousands of people have sadly died; businesses are closed, jobs have been lost, there’s a massive recession and education is pretty much on pause. Oh, to be a millennial. The future is so dark right now. […]
For those of you who don’t know, or can’t tell from my blogs, I’m a DEADLY over-thinker. Every single little I do is over-thought into oblivion, before and after I’ve done it. So, I wanted to let y’all into the mind of me so you can see the kind of stuff I have to deal […]
I was reading ‘Fight Like a Girl’ (because death to patriarchy), and it made a really good point about being “selfish”. It also made a lot of good points about female oppression but I’ll save that for another post. “Let’s stop using the word ‘selfish’ like it’s always a bad thing, as if considering yourself […]
As per, I’m trying to be positive about this whole situation, you know the one. I mean, yeah, lockdown’s a bit crap like, but when I think of all the good things that have happened or come out of it, it makes me realise that it’s not really all that bad. Then again, although my […]
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“Just your standard Belfast gal, really. Although, my ma says I’m one of a kind.”
Welcome to my wee blog, Freckles and Thoughts! As the name suggests, I have freckles, boy do I have freckles, I’m basically a walking ‘connect the dots’ game. And, I have thoughts- imagine that!
I wanted to write a blog for a good while, but never really had the confidence or knew what to write about. I started off writing posts for Ulster University’s PR Student Blog, but after some really positive feedback and advice, I finally got the courage to start my own. Well, once I ~finally~ came up with a name, because “Niamh’s Blog” didn’t quite cut it, you see.
I’m not really a “serious” person, so my blogging style reflects that- you can expect a good few GIFs and a healthy dose of sarcasm (I like to leave the serious, boring and monotonous stuff to the news journalists).
Well, I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say, and please feel free to leave any comments or feedback because even if you don’t have freckles, you probably have thoughts, too. If you’re not a fan, don’t worry – there’s a wee ‘X’ button right up there you can click!
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