Revision

Time for a Change

Hi there,

Long time no see, my friends. How are you doing?

So it has been a very long time since I last used this blog and to be honest, I’ve missed it. School and my life in general has been so hectic. I guess I just didn’t know what direction I wanted this blog to go in either. So, I’ve thought about it a lot and I think I’ve come up with something that will motivate me more to write but also be helpful for my readers who are in school.

For a long time now, I have wanted to be involved in this online #studygram and #studytube community. Youtubers such as Eve Bennett and Unjadedjade have helped me feel motivated while revising for a few years. Now I want to be part of that amazing group of influencers online. So, that’s what I’m going to do. I want to make posts on stress, how to revise and my experiences at GCSE. There are so many people out there who just don’t know what works for them and I want to be able to help them reach their goals.

If you have any post ideas that you would love to see, please comment down below. I’m excited for what this change will bring to the blog and I hope you enjoy it too.

-AJ

 

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books, Feminism, Thoughts

World Book Day

Hey Guys,

long time no see! Recently, I have really been lacking inspiration to post videos, blog posts or to write to my Penpals. But, I’ slowly getting back to all of them. I thought today would be a good day to get back to the blog as I have a lot of exciting things coming up this months. Including, concerts, festivals, my birthday and world book day. Funny enough, that’s what I’m here to write about today. WORLD BOOK DAY 2018!

Since January 2017, I have become quite the book-worm, after setting reading more as my new years resolution. Magically, I stuck to it and have read three books so far this year. I really forgot how much I loved to read YA love stories and books about topics that I’m passionate about. The list of books I want to read has been growing and growing over the last few months. What books do you guys like? Tell me in the comment section.

My favourite book genre is YA romance. I just love reading about characters like me or who I can relate to. It makes me so happy! That is probably one of the biggest things I look for in a book – having a character that feels like me. What is your favourite genre?

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I have to admit, world book day is not as fun nom I am a teen. In primary school, we got to dress up as our favourite character, get £1 book vouchers and have exclusive signings with authors we had never even heard of before. I remember E.R Reilly coming into our school and I spoke to him about my love for reading. It was such a cool day for 7-year-old me.

currently, I am reading a book by one of my favourite feminist, bopo influencers – Megan Jayne Crabbe. you may know her as @bodyposipanda on Instagram. she has written an incredible book, slaying diet culture and social expectations of bodies. I’m not even half way through it and I have to recommend it to everyone I see. If you want to know why I care so much about body positivity, read this book. You woIMG_3081 (2)n’t regret it. I promise!

That’s all I have for today, but I hope you agree with me on some of these points. I would love to start a conversation on books in the comments. So, let me know your favourite books, genres, characters and authors. Talk to y’all soon!

-Abbie xx

 

Feminism, Thoughts

Let’s talk about body positivity!

TW: brief mention of eating disorders

Hey guys, girls and other people,

So once again I have been super inactive on this blog. I just really struggle to find time for YouTube, blogging and school work. However, I am finally here to talk about a topic that means a lot to me and I have very strong opinions on. FEMINISM! Recently, I have fallen out with some people over this topic so I am here to talk about it and share my opinions.

Feminism is a very broad subject to talk about so today I am talking about a small part of it. That is body positivity. Body positivity means a lot to me because it has truly made me a happier person. Less than a year ago I was so insecure with my body and I didn’t know how to make myself feel happy about it again. That was until I found an amazing community that could help me out. Today, I would like to talk about some people who helped me become more body positive and some of my personal tips. I hope this helps someone love themselves more.

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Megan Jayne Crabbe is an anorexia survivor herself and has an amazing body positive Instagram page. She was one of the main people to help me love myself more. Her page is full of inspiring quotes, photos and pieces of writing to help you on your way to body positivity.  I love her! Recently, she released a book called “Body Positive Power”, which I am yet to pick up. What she does is so wonderful and she has helped many people including myself. I would love to meet her and tell her how much she has helped me and my body.

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common “flaws”

Everyone has something they don’t like abut their body or is viewed as “flawed” in society’s eyes. But are they flaws? Nope! Most women (and a lot of men) have stretch marks. I have them! It is only our skin growing as we grow. it is completely normal yet so many people are ashamed of them. Belly rolls are normal too. When you are sitting or bending over you get belly rolls. This is just where you are squished up and there is nothing wrong with it at all. The skinniest models even get belly rolls (as seen in the picture below). Fat is not an offensive word and we should not use it in an offensive way. Everyone has fat on their body because it is what keeps us alive and keeps us energised when we haven’t eaten in a while. it is for survival not for looks. So remember: we all have things we don’t like, but they are beautiful and there is nothing wrong with them.

I hope you people enjoyed this rant of a blog post. I hope now you can understand how much body positivity means to me and how important it is to be body positive. All bodies are beautiful and we should accept them all. If you have questions, concerns or just want to chat about this topic them comment down below. I am always open to discussion

-Abbie xx

song of the post – beautiful

books

My Summer Reading List – collab

Hey guys, girls and non-gender specific people!

How are you people?

I haven’t blogged in a while *cough since march cough*. Honestly, I struggle to get motivation to blog and I tend to focus on YouTube more.

Today’s post is all about books. Me and my wonderful internet friend VieAvecCharlotte decided to do another collab. We were discussing our summer reading lists and thought it would be cool to share with you. Please share your book suggestions in the comments ( it is greatly appreciated ).

 

The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr

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I started reading this book about two weeks ago and I have some mixed opinions. It is all about a girl, called Flora Banks, who has amnesia. This means that she forgets information within a few hours. She ends up kissing her friend’s boyfriend, which causes her to lose people close to her. She takes a lot of risks to find the lost boy and restore her friendships.

So far it is a good book but I struggle a bit with her illness as I am generally quite good at remembering things. It is cool to see life from a different perspective. I will post a full review when I am done reading it.

Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon

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I have been putting off reading this book for ages. Amber, my best friend, read the book and said amazing things about it. After receiving it as a school prize, I now have no excuse not to read it. I’m so excited to read it!

From what I know, it is about a girl who is allergic to the world. Her and her neighbour fall in love and he has to find a way to get to her.

One Of Us is Lying – Karen McManus

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I believe I saw this book on the ‘Penguin Platform’ YouTube channel. It is about four people who are about to have their deepest secrets shared with the whole school. The writer is murdered. These four teens are suspects in the murder investigation. You have to decide who you believe before finding out the truth. I have never read any mystery books, so I am very excited to give this book a try.

 

 

 

 

Holding Up The Universe

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This is also a very hyped book that I haven’t read yet. I don’t know the full storyline but I know someone in it has prosopagnosia (face blindness). Let me know if you guys like this book in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

That is all the books I want to read this summer. I have a LONGGGGGG list of other books,  but this is all I intend on reading in the summer months.

Thank you for reading. Remember to go and check out Charlotte’s blog and tell her I send you there.

See you soon lovelies xx

 

Song of the post – walking on sunshine

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Spring Playlist

Hey guys,

As you can see, I love to write music posts. They are probably my favourite to read and write. Today’s post is a spring playlist, as I thought you guys would appreciate some music to get you in the spring mood. I tried to include a mixture of well known and not so well known songs, so hopefully you can find some new songs.

This post is also a collab with another AMAZING blogger called Anna. Her blog is www.meandmybeautyblog.blogspot.com and I love to read it so much. Go check her out!

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Spring Playlist

  1. Lollipop- Mika
  2. Here Comes The Sun- The Beatles
  3. Sugar- Maroon 5
  4. Boomerang – Ward Thomas
  5. Walking On Sunshine- Katrina and The waves
  6. I really Like you- Carly Rae Jepsen
  7. Guilty Flowers – Ward Thomas
  8. State Lines – The Shires
  9. Hold My Hand – Jess Glynn
  10. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  11. Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
  12. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
  13. She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
  14. Nine In The Afternoon – P!ATD

 

Thank you for reading. remember to check out Anna’s post, it is linked at the top.

 

Abbie Jenkins xx

 

 

 

Thoughts

14 Things I Learned By 14

Hey guys,

Guess what? It’s my fourteenth birthday today! so I thought it was only right to do a “14 Things I Learned By 14” post. Over the past year, many amazing and horrible things have happened that have taught me many things. I tried to i 14 things I learned by 14:

  1. It isn’t impossible to learn to play guitar.

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  1. Friends will come and go. eventually you will learn who are the true ones.
  2. Blogging will open up so many opportunities for you.
  3. Eventually you will find a way to be confident in yourself.

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  1. people genuinely appreciate your YouTube and blog.
  2. The rave about PLL is true.
  3. CD’s are so much better than download.
  4. Worrying about other people (when it isn’t needed) won’t help your emotions at all.
  5. It is practically impossible to play guitar with fake nails (unless you’re Dolly Parton).
  6. The rave about Stranger Things is true.

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  1. Live life to the fullest.
  2. Don’t care about what others think of you.
  3. There is a way to make your hair less puffy (still kinda trying to figure this out though).
  4. The past year has given me so many good memories and I hope the next year will be the same.

 

Song of the post: Birthday – Katy Perry

 

Life of Abbie Jenkins xx

Feminism

International Women’s Day!

If you guys did not know, today is International Women’s Day! So I thought I would make a little post to showcase and appreciate women. Also, ignore any grammar mistakes as this was a very rushed post. Thank you!

Throughout history women have gone through a lot of difficult times however we always found a way to get through it. Suffrages and suffragettes fought for our right to vote. Working ladies such as Marie Curie proved that women can make amazing discoveries as well. Rosa Parks helped the black community fight back against their government.

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Changes are slowly being made and I am proud to say I am a woman. however, we still have issues against women today. The pay gap is the main issue against women in modern times. We are often seen as weaker and less intelligent than men. HOW ARE WE WEAKER WHEN WE GIVE BIRTH TO THE CHILDREN  THE WORLD? THAT MUST FUCKING HURT!

Women, we must show people that we are strong and capable of the same work that men are. We must show them our true colours and true power in this world.

From your feminist friend, Life Of Abbie Jenkins xx