What I learnt from celebrating ‘Galentine’s Day’

The closing of a year is often lead by great anticipation. Halloween, bonfire night, Thanksgiving (for my American readers), Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations and then finally, the New Years build up. But then creeps in January, dragging its oversized shoes on the floor. January is like the Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl of months, [...]

Erasing “toxic positivity”

"Be confused, it's where you begin to learn to new things. Be broken, it's where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it's where you start to make authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough, we can hear our heart's wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You [...]

Still I Rise: ‘Feminisms, Gender, Resistance’ Exhibition Review

On October 26th, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery launched a new effervescent exhibition titled 'Still I Rise' which runs until 27th January, 2019. The name stems from Maya Angelou’s empowering poem from 1978 which tackles subjects of prejudice and injustice. Similarly to the poem, the exhibition showcases themes of resistance, gender, feminism and resilience as [...]

Tyler Spangler on throwing illegal parties and how to be drugs without doing them 

Even if you don't recognise the name, you would have encountered his work in some shape or form; Tyler Spangler is a Cali-native artist who rose to fame through his lurid, bold and vibrant pieces. As Jealous Gallery puts it, Tyler's work focuses on the formalist relationship between images removed from their original context, while exploring [...]