Why is Instagram so obsessed with sex?

In the 13 years I have been writing on this particular iteration of my blog, I've considered closing it down many times and for many different reasons. Mostly it's been because I've run out of ideas of things to write about, but occasionally I will find myself thinking that a particular social media platform has... Continue Reading →

The Underpinnings Museum Twitter Conference

As part of its quest to bring the history of underwear to a wider audience, making collections and research freely accessible online, The Underpinnings Museum is hosting a Twitter conference on Friday 12th January 2018. Anyone with a public Twitter account and an interest in the history of underwear is invited to submit their idea... Continue Reading →

The life of a part-time blogger

Not all blogs are created equal, but they are often viewed as if they are, without any thought to the status of the person doing the blogging. Not status as in "award-winning", but status as in "part-time" or "full-time". Not everyone runs their blog as a job, or wants to, and this affects not only... Continue Reading →

How I quit Facebook (sort of)

To me, Facebook is a sea of noise. Having joined it a decade ago, I had befriended a great many people on the mother of all social media platforms long before its current format, which has left me with a news feed which demands way more time, attention and emotional energy than I have to... Continue Reading →

On body confidence and Instagram

For a while, I didn't really 'get' Instagram. I've been addicted to Twitter since 2008 and it suits my propensity for sharing snippets of sarcasm rather well. It's a lot like my blog used to be, but with a much lower character limit. I've whined about every update they've made to how Twitter works but,... Continue Reading →

National Underwear Day 2016

I've seen quite a few underwear brands and lingerie bloggers posting on social media today for National Underwear Day. Call me cynical, but my first thought was... when they say 'national' do they actually mean American? I did a bit of digging and found out that this 'national holiday' was indeed from the US, started... Continue Reading →

Finding a new me, via illustration

Back in 2010, I snapped a self portrait with my phone using an app called Toy Camera. As this was the first ever Android phone, and so it would be another two years until I could install Instagram, I was still trying to find a camera app that would recreate some of the features that... Continue Reading →

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