I’m Laura, a 21 year old sociology student, living in Northern England. I have no professional experience in journalism but I have always had a passion for writing and plan to go into investigative journalism after I finish university and travel. In my spare time I enjoy creative and relaxing activities such as reading, painting, photography, hanging out with friends and long walks. The aim here at A Mindful World is to present well researched and / or personal articles to continue the conversation around important and current topics, such as social issues, environmental sustainability and mental health. As well as building an online community, where we can learn to cope with our tough days by forming healthier habits and investing time and energy in our wellbeing together.
Other relevant facts about me: I’ve been vegetarian for around 6 years. I’m a proud bisexual womxn, who has a fluid relationship with gender. I am fairly anti-political, progressive and open minded. I am White British and come from a working-class background. I have my struggles with anxiety and depression and I am also trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Bell Hooks ~
Feb 28, 2014
“The most basic activism we can have in our lives is to live consciously in a nation living in fantasies. Living consciously is living with a core of healthy self-esteem. You will face reality, you will not delude yourself”
Roy T. Bennett ~
Feb 26, 2016
“You were not born on earth to please anyone; you have to live life to express yourself, not to impress someone, Don’t pretend to be someone youre not, and never lose yourself in search of other people’s acceptance and approval”
David Attenborough ~
April 16, 2020
“As hunter-gatherers, we lived a sustainable life because that was the only option, all these years later, it’s once again the only option. We need to rediscover how to be sustainable, to move from being a part from nature, to become a part of nature once again”