Welcome back to The Fortnightly, a bi-weekly blog series that I started to share everything I have been enjoying from around the internet. I took a little break from creating this series at the start of summer for the simple reason I was too busy enjoying the lovely summer we were spoilt with!
I didn’t find myself reading and consuming content like I usually do to warrant sharing something every two weeks, but now everyone’s favourite season is upon us, it means cosy evenings of binge-watching and reading the best of what the internet has to offer. I built up quite the collection of great content from over the past couple of months, so strap yourself in for a bumper-packed first post back!
What I’ve been enjoying lately…
Kathy Brown is one of my favourite writers I’ve ever come across. Everything she writes is just pure magic. This recent post talks about her attending therapy and encourages us to talk more openly about it. A bloody good read.
Everyone loves autumn and Helen from A Bookish Baker sums up *exactly* why.
What’s the purpose of life? Happiness or usefulness? After reading this post on Medium, I’m starting to think it is usefulness.
Katy from Little Winter shares the 29 things she has learnt in 29 years. Lesson 29 makes me feel better about myself.
A letter to my friend who is getting married is a beautiful piece on the powers of female friendship.
Hannah Gales post-baby-body blog post is bloody brilliant.
There has been a lot of commentary and social movements around how woman are portrayed in social settings, the media, everyday life. This article explores just one out of many ways in which woman are put into binary categories – namely about how we eat. An interesting read!
The Independents Happy List – is a great feel-good read and highlights the utterly incredible people who are helping make the world a better place.
Laurens post on why she will never be a travel blogger really made me laugh and I found myself nodding along to every single point.
Sophie Cliff writing on still having time is something I *really* needed to read when she first hit publish. And it’s something I need to remind myself of frequently.
Refinery 29 talks about why glamourizing side-hustles is actually dangerous for all of us.
Podcasts I have been enjoying …
I have been on a major podcast binge over the summer and some new ones I have recently started listening to include:
Ways to Change the World This is a podcast produced by Channel 4 and hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy. In the podcast, he interviews some inspiring guests who talk about the ways in which they are striving to make the world a better place. My favourite interviews are with Gina Miller, Jameela Jamil and Faiza Shaheen.
Up & Vanished I do love a juicy crime series and my latest is this American podcast that explores the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. The production of the show is really good and the narrator is skilled at building suspense, making you become invested into the story.
The Week Unwrapped I am a bit late to the party as this podcast has been around for a long time. The premise of the show is that a team of journalists highlight the biggest unreported stories of the past seven days.
Want to read some more great articles and blog posts? Check out The Fortnightly archives here. If you have discovered something amazing, please share everything you’ve been enjoying in the comments!