They don't want you to talk about money. We live in a world where consumerism is everywhere, and there's always something new and better to buy. But we also live in a world where a lot (like, a really gross amount) of people can barely afford to get by. And plenty can't even afford that.… Continue reading If you ain’t talking money, I don’t wanna talk
Do Less: multitasking sucks
A wise and treasured man once gave me some advice about multitasking. Think about this clearly for a minute. Obviously, we're all busy. Some of us have incredibly successful blog/podcast brands to run. Some of us have to set aside time to lie to people about the success of their blog/podcast brand. Others are, apparently,… Continue reading Do Less: multitasking sucks
You don’t have to be grateful for your hardships
One of those platitudes that many people love to throw about about hardships is that they make you stronger. These people are wrong. Perhaps they are well-meaning (oh dear), or perhaps they have not really dealt with significant hardship (double dear), but the fact remains that they are wrong. You aren't strong because you suffer,… Continue reading You don’t have to be grateful for your hardships
Laugh it off and hope they’ll stop
Ready for a bedtime story? Be warned, this one might give some of you nightmares. A young woman was travelling home from work. As she stood on the crowded tube carriage, she realised she would have to move slightly to let other passengers off. So she did. Everyone by the doors shuffled into what little… Continue reading Laugh it off and hope they’ll stop
Why women can’t be angry
Let’s take a moment and look at the phrase “calm your tits”, shall we? I’m not going to analyse it, I just want you to think about what a ridiculous thing it is that this phrase even exists, let alone how legitimised it’s become. Have you ever seen what happens when you tell a woman… Continue reading Why women can’t be angry
Ghosting? Us? Yeah, kinda.
Okay, so some of you have spotted that we've been a little off-radar this summer. Sorry about that, but we promise we've missed you all! A lot has been going on for us the last few months, and our tiny team has got even tinier as we've had to say goodbye to Producer Extraordinaire Ollie… Continue reading Ghosting? Us? Yeah, kinda.
Celebrating Pride as a Bisexual
So, speaking on behalf of all bisexuals everywhere... there's no such thing as a universal bisexual experience! Whoops, gotcha! Welcome to Pride Month, except we have already warned you that we are taking 2 months and there's nothing anyone can do about it. This year's pride celebrations are particularly significant to me, because it's the… Continue reading Celebrating Pride as a Bisexual
Do not give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize (pretty please)
Donald J. Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. We have thoughts on this, would you like to hear them? Of course you wouldn't, but here they are anyway! The 45th President of the United States of America is an unapologetic bigot, the picture of prejudice, and has no respect or regard for… Continue reading Do not give Trump the Nobel Peace Prize (pretty please)
Mental Health Awareness Week: where do we stand?
Recently in the UK was Mental Health awareness week. If you've listened to our latest episode, you'll have heard how excited we were for it. Because if we at Anxious and Insecure are aware of anything, it's our mental health (because it's terrible). With corporations and brands getting on board with the Week, and campaigns… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: where do we stand?
The Importance of Being Meghan
The marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place this past Saturday, and never have I seen so many British people with smiles on their faces. Yes, I've seen royal weddings on television before - S/O to Will and Kate - but never while being in London, surrounded by British people, and at a… Continue reading The Importance of Being Meghan
This generation is so entitled. But so is that one, and so are the others.
I've been thinking about this whole "Millennials are so entitled, Millennials are so lazy" thing. You might be surprised (unless you know me even a little bit) to find out that I think it's rubbish. Every generation is entitled. Everybody thinks they should have things as easy as their parents did - easier, even, thanks… Continue reading This generation is so entitled. But so is that one, and so are the others.
We’re bloggers now
Howdy-hi-hello, and welcome to the brand new blog for Anxious and Insecure! We know you love listening to our voices, despite all the mean things some people keep saying about them. The thing is, we just have so much to say! If we tried to fit everything into our episodes, Oli and Arthur would go… Continue reading We’re bloggers now