Author Archives: ringsabella

Photos We Loved: From Every Angle

Just a few photos that caught out eye.


I’m Black And Queer At The Same Time, All The Time.

“When you walk through the door, what does one see?” I have always found this a fascinating question for multiple reasons: first, it assumes people are present in every room to “see” and that those people all possess a form of “sight”. Then it assumes a uniformity of vantage points and a common language. Finally, it […]

Guest Post // September Goals

Hello Everyone! As the summer draws to a close and fall creeps into our lives so does the desire to start anew. Whenever a new season comes along, I feel the need to sit down and reorganize my life. And I try to organize my entire life. All of it. Usually, that doesn’t go very […]

Wildest dreams

So I’ll admit I am a huge Taylor Swift fan, everyone my age seems to be but its not hard to see why. Today her ‘Wildest Dreams’ video came out and this might seem like a bit of a weird topic but bare with me.

So in this video she is dancing around in the Savannah looking amazing in a huge billowy yellow dress and things like that always make me yearn to be the typical myserious, glamorous woman who moves effortlessly and dramatically swings her hair about, sadly life doesn’t work that way and I’m stuck being clumsy and self conscious. However I do have those odd moments of clarity when it feels like you have purpose, for instance when it’s raining heavily and you’re outside and you can dance in it with nobody there to stop you or how you can sing lying on your bedroom floor with no interruptions.

So I say in those moments I am a dream, my own I guess and then in the next moment I can be whoever I want to be because people are made of hundreds of thousands of little ideas and personalities, so be whoever you want to be. 


Recovering after camping

hey girls Camping is hideous. What’s worse than sleeping on the floor, being freezing cold, going to sleep with the gentle noice of the neighbours snoring and then looking disgusting in the morning when trying to do your makeup. So obviously when you get home, everything’s a luxury so here’s my guide to make sure […]

Train journey judgement

So this isn’t my normal attempting-to-be-inspiring ramble it’s more of a rage quit. I got on my normal train last week in jeans, a grey shirt and clunky high heeled boots. For once I had actually made an effort with my outfit but when you walk around and people hear the unmistakeable click of heels they somehow find it appropriate to glare at you as though I was some blonde bimbo invading their sacred trains. The thing was this was just an odd day in heels for me but if I was a blonde bimbo or anyone for that matter who wanted to wear heels what gives people the right to judge me? This goes for all fashion sense really I’m just using an example, are my heels hurting you? No so let me and anyone  else express themselves how they choose.
Take a moment please before judging anyone when you don’t know anything about them, and it doesn’t matter if you do just be kind.

Bucket lists

Sorry for the week long absence, I have been on holiday in Italy. While I was there I got a chance to tick one thing off my bucket list. Many people I have mentioned this too think it is a bit morbid for a teenager to have a bucket list but I personally chose to write one so if I am looking for a holiday or something similar I can do something I have dreamed of doing, this way I hope not to get caught up in the flow of life and miss things as so often happens. It’s more of a priority list I guess.
So on Tuesday this week I visited Sienna which was absolutely beautiful, then on Wednesday I managed to squeeze in both Florence (a rival to Venice in architecture) and Pisa. It was in Pisa that I got to check off my item: I saw the Leaning Tower. It’s strange how a slanted building has gathered so much significance in society and culture or the modern era but when you are standing in front of it it’s not that hard to see why, it really is beautiful and perplexing. I have to admit I couldn’t resist doing the typical cliché ‘holding up the tower’ picture but I think sometimes clichés are clichés for a reason and maybe we should all stop being so cynical and embrace them. 

I don’t know if anyone will read this, or if they do whether they will actually take on any of what I have said but if you do I hope maybe you’ll write a list so that life doesn’t catch you off guard and so you can look back and have no regrets. Perhaps you will even do what I plan to do and create a photo album of each achievement. 

I also want you to embrace the clichés because you’re bound to like some of them, that’s why they’re so common. Don’t care what people think, just do what makes you happy and that’s all any of us can really do.  

  Typical tourist photo.