“She was right to read life like a book; her mistake was to think she was in a Gothic melodrama when actually she’s in a domestic comedy.”

– Samantha Ellis

I love escaping to other worlds, whether they be fantastical worlds inhabited by the likes of Lyra Belaqua and Buffy Summers, the inspiring realities of Marilyn Monroe and Sylvia Plath or the musically fuelled fictions found on the stage.

I consider these to be wholly more interesting than my own reality of a 22 year old graduate, living and working in Manchester. I cry about dead celebrities, own too many books (if that’s even possible) and drink too much coffee.

Here I hope to find a happy medium between fantasy and reality, and explore just how the things that mean so much to me have touched the wider world.