Browsing Facebook, I stumbled across a video about a man’s conversion to a minimalist lifestyle. I won’t deny his minimalism looked more radical & extreme than I think I would want. But the simplicity and tidiness of his flat and lifestyle appealed to me. So I’ve decided to try being a bit more minimalist! A… Read More The Beginnings of a Minimalist Lifestyle
Photojournalist Mushfiqul Alam is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. To see Mushfiqul’s body of work click on any image. Living in a Toxic City Climate change is forcing people from the southern part of Bangladesh to move to the capital […] via Hazardous Working Environment & Toxic Living Conditions For… Read More Hazardous Working Environment & Toxic Living Conditions For Dhaka’s Migrants — Edge of Humanity Magazine
Earlier this month, I visited Llandaff, which is a district in the north of Cardiff, but has a lovely village feel to it. The centre of the town is a gorgeous cross of historic and holiday-town-esque with its stone and timber buildings and a dairy selling ice-creams and a quaint souvenirs shop. The highlight of… Read More A Visit to Llandaff
The Bodleian library’s Radcliffe Camera is possibly the most iconic landmark in Oxford. No matter what the weather, all through the year, the tiny square around it is full of tourists pointing cameras and phones reverentially. As far as I’m aware, however, there are no longer any guided tours which are allowed inside this part… Read More Inside the Radcliffe Camera
Being dyspraxic can be frustrating, but it can also be funny. Compared to a lot of SpLDs , there’s not a lot of insights into dyspraxia on the internet yet, especially dyspraxia in adults. There are some great blogs, a couple of useful forums, and some helpful websites, but there are no full-length documentaries, and… Read More Dyspraxia: Odd Socks
I guess everyone gets the sadness days. On the whole, I’m a fairly sunny, contented personality. I struggle with anxiety, yes, but when in my usual routine and pottering around doing the familiar things I like doing, I’m usually in a sunny state of mind. But sometimes rainy days do come. One of the dull… Read More The Puppet Days: Sadnesss
I struggle with an anxiety disorder, and have done for a long, long time. Until recently, I kept it hidden (except from a doctor and a few counsellors); but, this summer, I opened up to my boyfriend and two of my friends about it. For me, that was a huge step to take, but it… Read More Anxiety: How To Overcome Setbacks
As surely everyone knows who lives in the UK and even glances at the news, a heated debate has recently broken out over whether or not there should be VAT on women’s sanitary products (chiefly sanitary towels and Tampax). The argument for the tax’s abolition centres on the fact that it is a taxing these… Read More The ‘Tampon Tax’: a red herring?
Mostly, I try to ignore, even hide, being dyspraxic. Being a ‘high functioning’ dyspraxic, it’s a side to myself that I usually view as an irritant and embarrassment; in fact, I like to pretend it’s just irrelevant! It’s not a label I want. But, if I stand back and take a good, hard look at… Read More Dyspraxia: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
What does a PhD do with a gloriously sunny May bank holiday? A PhD’s work is never done, but sits glowering on the bookshelf: students’ mock exams, a chapter to redraft, a bibliography to finish. So, obviously, the feckless postgraduate puts on their trainers and heads out into the countryside. As to the trainers, I… Read More ‘There lives the dearest freshness deep down things’: a sunny May bank holiday.