During the summer of 2019, I took part in a work placement at my local cat cafe, which was nothing short of a dream! I loved spending every day with the twelve gorgeous rescue cats at Pause, and spreading their message of love and fur-iendship (see what I did there?) to their wonderful customers. DuringContinue reading “Pause Cat Cafe Placement Work”
Author Archives: jessicagallen
REVIEW: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (2019)
In November 2019, I wrote a review article for my university’s student-run online news outlet, Nerve Now, about one of my most anticipated books of the year. Read it here: https://nervemedia.org.uk/nerve/book-review-call-hawk-maggie-stiefvater/
FRIENDS: The One With the 25th Anniversary – Nerve Magazine
For the second issue of Nerve Magazine 19/20, I wrote a feature about the 25th anniversary of the iconic American sit-com, Friends. It was about whether or not audiences now, in 2019, were able to look past some of the show’s more problematic storylines and jokes, and how the nostalgia factor fits into this. CheckContinue reading “FRIENDS: The One With the 25th Anniversary – Nerve Magazine”
Through Shame to Success: Raising Awareness for BFRBS – Nerve Magazine
My university’s student-run magazine, Nerve, published my first feature article in the first issue of the 19/20 academic year, and I could not have been more proud of it. Using interviews with wonderful and successful women from across the Atlantic and closer to home, I was able to raise awareness for Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders, somethingContinue reading “Through Shame to Success: Raising Awareness for BFRBS – Nerve Magazine”
REVIEW: Hustlers (2019) on Nerve Now
In November 2019, I wrote a film review for my university’s online news outlet! Check it out here: https://nervemedia.org.uk/nerve/hustlers-a-review-by-jess-allen/
FANtasia Blog Project
For a second-year university project, we had to create a blog and social media profile that centered on the digital impact on something of our choice. For my project, I chose to focus on the impact of digital technologies on fandom and fan culture.
A Day in the Life of a Cat Café Intern
For five weeks in the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern for Pause, a cat cafe in my home town of Bournemouth. Officially, I was their summer Media, PR, and Events Intern, and my role was to manage the café’s social media presence and organize and promote their regular events. But, like anyContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Cat Café Intern”
A Letter to My Trichotillomania // BFRB Awareness Week 2018
Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?
A few years ago, I filled out by birth date details into a “numerology calculator” that would, supposedly, tell me all about my personality and the state of my life from these, actually pointless, numbers.
20 Before 20: Revisited // LIFESTYLE
This time last year, I wrote a list of things I wanted to accomplish or do by the time I was twenty years old. This year, as I write this, I’m still nineteen. There’s still time, I suppose. But by the end of the week I have entered my 20’s. I will be in the thirdContinue reading “20 Before 20: Revisited // LIFESTYLE”