A few months ago I wrote an article about how important it is to have Autistic actors portray Autistic characters in media. Now I am back with a follow-up article where instead of discussing the actors behind Autistic characters, I want to discuss the characters themselves and how often when characters are labelled as Autistic, … Continue reading Autism In Media Part Two: To Label or not to Label →
Hi everyone, I am sorry that I have not written a post in over a month. I have been so busy with school and continuous assessments, unfortunately blogging has not been my top priority at the moment. I was also struggling to think about what to write in this post so I thought I would … Continue reading Five Weeks and it’s Over →
The topic of non-minority actors playing characters that come from a minority is certainly a controversial one. My personal opinions on it are mixed. Of course a white person playing a person of colour in this current climate is nothing but racist. Other than this, there are times, however, in my opinion, where this can … Continue reading Autism in Media: The Importance of an Accurate Portrayal →
Oh Angel, Lift me, Remove me from my body, And lighten my load. Burn my thoughts away, I do not have much use for them, Let me feel a light joy, And no heavy sadness. “No,” said the Angel, “You would get altitude sickness, If you were to come up here.” “You must … Continue reading Poem: Lift Me →
Last Tuesday, like many people across Ireland, I was shocked to read an article detailing the findings of the report of the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes. The Irish Examiner published an article summarising the findings of the report, which I will include a link to at the bottom of this … Continue reading The Mother and Baby Homes: Preventing the Past from becoming the Future →
Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of back and forth between the Education Minister, Norma Foley and Sixth Year students. We feel that in light of being told to stay home from school under current COVID restrictions, predicted grades would be a better option. Initially I felt that a ‘traditional Leaving … Continue reading Five Reasons why Predicted Grades should be an option →
For today’s post, I decided to write about one of my favourite authors, Isabel Allende. I will discuss her background, her books, her use of magical realism and explain why I love her so much. For those of you who might be thinking that Isabel Allende is a random topic to be discussing today, I … Continue reading A Literary Legend: Isabel Allende →
A Christmas card, A yearly tradition, From a certain someone, Who has never believed in Christmas, Just to say thank you, For being there throughout the year. Dear School, Thank you, For giving me something to do, Thank you, For being my main source of stress, All the best in the New Year. … Continue reading Poem: Christmas Cards 2020 →
Somebody give me solvent, So I can heal my wounds. Somebody give me armour, So I can no longer be hurt. Somebody give me wings, So I can fly away. Somebody give me love, So I won’t be unloved. Somebody give me new memories, So I won’t remember you. For today’s post I decided to … Continue reading Poem: Somebody →
The orange man walked in, The media watched on, The rich succeeded, The poor suffered. The children were taken, The walls were built, The people waved their flags, The children were lost. The sickness came, The world locked down, The economy suffered, The poor died. The guilty killed the innocent, The people cried out, The … Continue reading Poem: Peace →
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