Hi! I’m Kirsty.
I am 22 (Scorpio), a freelance writer, avid feminist and proud resident of Birmingham (yes, even with the dreaded accent). I have two older sisters, Rachel and Kelly, two best friends, Sophia and Oliwia, and, don’t worry, just the one boyfriend, Aman. I love big cities, small dogs, big musicals, small plants, medium-sized tattoos and pretending I’m any good at singing, drawing, dancing or rollerskating.
Welcome to my blog.
I’ve always loved to write, as a kid I favoured writing spooky stories about ghosts in basements and demons under beds over the typical ‘Once Upon A Time’ tales that were expected from me. I must have been pretty decent though, I vividly remember instances where I would read a finished story and manage to get scared at words I myself had not long put on the page.
Nowadays my passion for writing has progressed and is intertwined with my drive to better the world I live in, in any way I can. I believe if you have the privilege to be able to use your voice for good, to call out injustices or to bring to light to important issues , then it would be a slap in the face of those who aren’t as lucky as you if you choose not to do so. This blog, and articles of mine that have featured elsewhere, are attempts to dip into my pool of privilege (being white, cis-gender, heterosexual and non-disabled, etc.) and fight for the people who don’t have such luxury.
“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.” – Alice Walker
“None of us alone can save the world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.” – Cornel West
I also enjoy reading and reviewing books, my favourites being – you may have guessed it – books on feminism, race, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, politics and history, to name a few. Knowledge is power, and reading books like these have allowed me to take off the rose-tinted glasses I was born with and view the world from a thousand different perspectives. This is the reason I believe in the power of writing and how it can impact the world, because if it wasn’t for all the amazing authors writing these kinds of books, there’s a chance I’d still be the ignorant white girl stereotype I used to be.
My other love in life besides writing is fashion. More than just clothes and accessories, fashion is first and foremost a tool to express yourself to the outside world. One day I’ll wear all black and attempt to give off ‘cool and mysterious’ vibes (whether I’m successful or not I do not know), and the next I’ll be head to toe in mismatched animal prints and colours so loud you could easily spot me coming a mile away. I love that – despite what some magazines and models say – there are no rules to fashion, it is subjective. If an outfit makes me happy, I don’t care if Vogue has announced the particular trend I’m sporting has died, I’m wearing it.
If you have met me in person you may be able to guess how else I like to express myself, aside from with words or clothes. I currently have a total of 26 tattoos, they vary from a two headed snake slithering up my calf to an array of insects that dominate my chest, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon (sorry Dad, but in my defence you do have two forearms decorated with dragons, so you don’t have much of an argument here).
I could probably go on about myself for around 37 more paragraphs, but I’ll quit while I’m ahead. If you want to know any more about me, feel free to get in contact!
Do no harm – Take no shit.Jess Morales Rocketto
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.Sophia Bush
If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.Various